About the Dish:
Blackened catfish is a classic Southern dish with a spicy Cajun twist. The catfish fillets are coated in a flavorful spice rub and then pan-fried to perfection. This dish is full of bold flavors and has a deliciously crispy crust on the outside, while the fish remains tender and flaky on the inside.
|4 catfish fillets||1 pound|
|2 tablespoons paprika|
|1 tablespoon garlic powder|
|1 tablespoon onion powder|
|1 tablespoon dried thyme|
|1 teaspoon cayenne pepper|
|1 teaspoon salt|
|1/2 teaspoon black pepper|
|1/4 cup butter, melted|
- Step 1: In a small bowl, combine the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to make the spice rub.
- Step 2: Pat the catfish fillets dry with paper towels. Rub the spice mixture evenly on both sides of each fillet.
- Step 3: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the melted butter. Once the butter is hot, add the catfish fillets and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the fish is blackened and cooked through.
- Step 4: Remove the catfish fillets from the skillet and let them rest for a few minutes before serving. Serve hot with your choice of side dishes, such as rice, vegetables, or a salad.