About the Dish:
Blackened Catfish is a flavorful and spicy dish that is a favorite in Southern cuisine. The dish is made by seasoning fresh catfish fillets with a blend of spices, then cooking them in a hot cast iron skillet. The result is a crispy and blackened crust on the outside, while the inside remains tender and moist. This dish pairs well with a side of rice or mashed potatoes, and a fresh green salad.
|4 catfish fillets||4 fillets|
|1 tablespoon paprika||1 tablespoon|
|1 teaspoon cayenne pepper||1 teaspoon|
|1 teaspoon garlic powder||1 teaspoon|
|1 teaspoon onion powder||1 teaspoon|
|1 teaspoon dried thyme||1 teaspoon|
|1 teaspoon dried oregano||1 teaspoon|
|1 teaspoon salt||1 teaspoon|
|1/2 teaspoon black pepper||1/2 teaspoon|
|1/4 cup melted butter||1/4 cup|
- Step 1: In a small bowl, combine the paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper to make the blackened seasoning.
- Step 2: Rub the blackened seasoning all over both sides of the catfish fillets, pressing it gently to adhere to the fish.
- Step 3: Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat until smoking hot.
- Step 4: Add the melted butter to the skillet, then carefully place the seasoned catfish fillets in the skillet.
- Step 5: Cook the catfish for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the fish is blackened and cooked through.
- Step 6: Remove the catfish from the skillet and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.