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Cajun Tilapia Fish Fry Recipe

Updated on March 3, 2016

Tilapia and Slap Ya Mama

I've had this Cajun fish fry spice mix in my cupboard for several years now, which is made by Walker & Sons. It was in a gift pack that I'd rec'd from my mother in law. I use and absolutely love all the Cajun spices that are called "Slap Ya Mama." If you've never tried it and like to add a little spicy to your food, you'll more than likely like this one.

I don't make fish as often as I'd like to because 2 of my 3 sons balk whenever they hear that we're having fish for dinner. They'll eat fish n chips if it's take out but not fish that I make at home. Oh well their loss.

A few days ago I had bought some fresh tilapia fillets, and last night I decided to try them with Slap Ya Mama Cajun Fish Fry. See this picture? My husband ate most of it and said to me, "We really should have fish more often."

Photo source: All photos in this article are the property of Susan Zutautas.

Electric Skillet

For the recipe below you can either pan fry the fish, use an electric frying pan, or deep fry it.

Oster CKSTSKFM-1216R 12-Inch by 16-Inch Electric Skillet, Red
Oster CKSTSKFM-1216R 12-Inch by 16-Inch Electric Skillet, Red

Cook with ease in this electric skillet. Clean up is fast because of the non stick finish. It has a removable temperature control that goes from simmer up to 420 degrees F. It is perfect if you're cooking for more than 3 people, or for large gatherings. Dishwasher safe and cool touch handles.

Slap Ya Mama
Slap Ya Mama

Three Ingredients for Cajun Tilapia Fish Fry


Tilapia fillets - I used 6 but this will all depend on how many people you're feeding. I personally would say 1 - 1/2 fillets per person.

Canola or vegetable oil to fry the fish. I used 4 tablespoons of Canola.

Slap Ya Mama Cajun Fish Fry seasoning


1. Rinse the fillets under cold water, and shake off the excess water.

2. Pour the season mix onto a plate and coat the fillets making sure that they are well coated.

3. If using an electric skillet or frying pan coat the bottom of the pan with oil and heat to 350° F.

4. Place the fillets in the pan flipping them once. Once they are cooked (can be flaked with a fork) remove from the pan.

5. Drain the fillets on paper towels to soak up any remaining oil.

6. Serve and Enjoy!

Fish in Four Easy Steps - Here's how easy it is to make

Pour seasoning mix onto a plate. Rinse the fillets in cold water, shaking off excess water. Coat the fish on both sides. Fry in 350°F oil till done.
Pour seasoning mix onto a plate. Rinse the fillets in cold water, shaking off excess water. Coat the fish on both sides. Fry in 350°F oil till done.

Who's tried this spice before? - Slap Ya Mama

Have you ever heard of this Cajun spice before?

Where can I buy this spice mix from?

It is available online at amazon as well as many stores in the USA. To see all the stores that carry this product please go to store locator in the USA.

The company of Walker & Sons is located right in Ville Platte,Louisiana.

Slap Ya Mama Seasoning Fish Fry Cajun, 12 oz
Slap Ya Mama Seasoning Fish Fry Cajun, 12 oz

This spice mix can be used for frying shrimp, oysters, alligator, vegetables, french fries, and onion rings. This product does not contain MSG. Ingredients are: corn meal, corn flour, flour, salt, red pepper, garlic, black pepper, paprika, soluble crab spice, oleoresin, and paprika.


Next time you're close by be sure to visit Mama's kitchen.

1679 West Main Street Ville Platte, LA 70586

get directions

Funny Fish Jokes

What did the fish say when he posted bail? "I'm off the hook!"

Which fish can perform operations? A Sturgeon!

What do you get when you cross a banker with a fish? A Loan shark!

For more laughs visit Jokes 4 Us.

My Favorite Side Dishes to Serve With Fried Fish

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ColeslawSweet potato friesBroccoli slawCucumbers in apple cider vinegar seasoned with sea salt, garlic powder, and ground pepper.
Sweet potato fries
Sweet potato fries
Broccoli slaw
Broccoli slaw
Cucumbers in apple cider vinegar seasoned with sea salt, garlic powder, and ground pepper.
Cucumbers in apple cider vinegar seasoned with sea salt, garlic powder, and ground pepper.

Thanks for stopping by today. - Please leave a comment good or bad, to let me know that you were here.

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    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Ben Reed: I hope they enjoy it.

    • Ben Reed profile image

      Ben Reed 

      5 years ago from Redcar

      My sons would love this.

    • RhondaAlbom profile image

      Rhonda Albom 

      5 years ago from New Zealand

      Interesting, but probably too spicy for me. I like the addition of the jokes, they were silly, but fun.

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      5 years ago from New Zealand

      Looks like a fish dish that my husband will enjoy, he loves fish and we eat it often.

      Thanks for sharing your recipe with us I defiantly will try it.

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      5 years ago

      This looks like a great fish dish:)


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