A recipe I had never seen before was Blackened Monkfish. I saw it in the supermarket one day and was wondering how to cook it (my dad used to broil it, that's how it was introduced to me). Lady in the supermarket sez to me "Why dont you try blackening it?"
Good idea! It's the basic blackening recipe: coat fish fillet w/ black pepper, red pepper, white pepper and drizzle butter on it. It was quite a hit.
Then about a year ago I saw Bobby Flay do the same thing on his show. Hey Bobby, that was my idea.
The other day, I was cooking for my dad and found haddock in the store (he used to get this every friday way back). So I made blackened Haddock for him. It was great too! It had never occure to me that Haddock has a good texture for the blackening process as well.