Cajun Fish and Savory Cheese Grits
Serves: 2
  • Easy Cajun Fish( I never measure the spice ingredients. Season only one side generously)
  • 2 tilapia fillets, thawed
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Old bay seasoning
  • Parsley
  • Black pepper
  • Onion powder (optional)
  • Oregano (optional)
  • Butter
  • Savory Grits
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup half n half
  • ½ cup grits (5-minute Quick Cooking Grits)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons butter
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • salt to taste
  1. Brush thawed fillets with olive oil.
  2. Top with fresh minced garlic and a sprinkling of salt.
  3. Sprinkle generously with Cajun seasoning, Old Bay Seasoning, parsley, & black pepper.
  4. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add fish to skillet. Cook for about 5-7 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the fish. Flip fish & cook for 2-3 minutes until fish is firm and flaky.
  6. While cooking, season the other side with onion powder and a little bit of oregano if desired.
  7. Add a thin slice of butter on top of fish.
  8. When fish is firm and flaky it’s done.
  9. Place on a plate and cover with foil to keep the fish warm.
  10. In a saucepan, add chicken broth, water and half n half.
  11. Bring to a boil.
  12. Add the grits slowly while whisking. Continue whisking while adding all the grits.
  13. Reduce heat to low.
  14. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  15. Stir the grits frequently while cooking.
  16. Remove from heat and stir in butter.
  17. Stir in paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, & white pepper.
  18. Stir in cheddar cheese.
  19. Add some salt if desired.
  20. Add a few drops of hot sauce.
  21. Serve immediately.
Wanna add more to this dish to make it even more hearty? Top the fish with diced and sauteed green and red peppers, green onions, tomatoes and mushrooms. Serve as a complete meal or a add side dish of super sweet peas and buttered Texas toast. Ice cold sweet tea is must!!! Tips * If the grits are too thick just add in a little more hot water or hot broth to thin them out. Wash the pot immediately since grits can really cling to the sides of the pot and harden if left sitting.
Recipe by Divas Can Cook at