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  • 4 4-6 oz. Flounder Fillets or any other whitefish
  • 2-3 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Blackened Seasoning

  • 1.5 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • ½ Tablespoon Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons Oregano
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Pepper

Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 pineapple
  • 2-3 avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Small bunch cilantro
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cauliflower Rice

  • Cauliflower Rice
  • 2 small or 1 large head cauliflower

Chili-Lime Drizzle

  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoons chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoons pepper


Make the Blackened Seasoning

  • Mix all the seasonings together in a small bowl.

Pineapple Salsa

  • Dice the pineapple and roughly chop the cilantro. Quarter the tomatoes and avocado. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and season to taste.

Cauliflower Rice

  • Chop the cauliflower into bite sized pieces. In batches, pulse in a blender or food processor until broken down to the size of rice. Saute in a pan over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. Season to taste.

Cook the Fish

  • Defrost the fish and pat fry with a paper towel. Optional: Cut each fillet in half.
    Drizzle the fish with oil and sprinkle all sides of the fish with about 2-3 tbsp blackened seasoning. Rub the seasoning into the fish to fully coat it on all sides.
    Pan fry or grill for about 2 minutes per side over medium-high heat.

Make the Chili Lime Drizze

  • Stir all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.

Assemble and Serve

  • Divide the cauliflower rice among four bowls. Top with the blackened fish, pineapple salsa, and spoon on the chili lime drizzle. Serve with a slice of lime and a few extra cilantro leaves.

    Recipe courtesy of Cook at Home Mom