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Sizzle and Spice Cajun Catfish

Blackened Catfish

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.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 300mg
Total Carbohydrates 2g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
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

Cooking Instructions:

  • 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.

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