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Sizzling Cajun Charm: Mouthwatering Blackened Bayou Catfish

Blackened Catfish

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.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 400mg
Total Carbohydrates 3g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
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

Cooking Instructions:

  • 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.

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