Blackened Fish & Grape Pecan Broccoli Slaw Recipes

Now that the weather has warmed (finally), I find that I’m not as hungry as usual.  I’ve been keeping my dinners very light and fresh.  Tonight, I craved a mixture of spicy and sweet flavors.  I paired my spicy, blackened cod fish with my sweet, creamy grape and pecan broccoli slaw.  It was a match made in culinary heaven.  And, each dish took only minutes to make.

Blackened Fish and Sweet Grape Pecan Broccoli Slaw Recipes

Cooking tip:  I cooked my fish in a very hot cast iron pan.  Three minutes on each side should be sufficient enough to cook your fish fillet.  You want your fish blackened, but not burned.  Any longer than 3 minutes per side may cause your fish to burn.

Blackened Fish & Grape Pecan Broccoli Slaw

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Serving Size: 2-4

Blackened Fish & Grape Pecan Broccoli Slaw


  • 4 white fish fillets (cod, catfish, tilapia, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ghee, butter or coconut oil
  • Slaw
  • ½ bag organic broccoli slaw (Trader Joe’s makes a great one)
  • 1 cup red or green organic grapes, cut in half
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons paleo mayo
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Mix all spices together in small bowl.
  2. Sprinkle spice mixture on each fillet, pressing it into the fish.
  3. Make sure fillets are coated with spice mixture on both sides.
  4. Heat fat over medium/high heat.
  5. When pan is very hot, place fillets in pan.
  6. Cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Carefully, flip fillet over In pan.
  8. Cook for 3 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Serve immediately.
  11. Slaw
  12. Place all ingredients in large bowl.
  13. Mix well.
  14. Serve

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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