Cajun Fish and Savory Cheese Grits

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  • 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
  • 1/2 cup half n half
  • 1/2 cup grits 5-minute Quick Cooking Grits
  • 1-2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • salt to taste


  • Brush thawed fillets with olive oil.
  • Top with fresh minced garlic and a sprinkling of salt.
  • Sprinkle generously with Cajun seasoning, Old Bay Seasoning, parsley, & black pepper.
  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • 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.
  • While cooking, season the other side with onion powder and a little bit of oregano if desired.
  • Add a thin slice of butter on top of fish.
  • When fish is firm and flaky it’s done.
  • Place on a plate and cover with foil to keep the fish warm.
  • In a saucepan, add chicken broth, water and half n half.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add the grits slowly while whisking. Continue whisking while adding all the grits.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Stir the grits frequently while cooking.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter.
  • Stir in paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, & white pepper.
  • Stir in cheddar cheese.
  • Add some salt if desired.
  • Add a few drops of hot sauce.
  • Serve immediately.

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