Last updated 6/12/2012 1:09:10 AM. Recipe ID 35989. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Blackened catfish
Yield: 6 Servings
4 Catfish fillets (about 3 lbs
1/2 Stick butter
1/4 c Olive oil
2 tb Sweet paprika
2 1/2 ts Salt
1 ts Onion powder
1 1/2 ts Garlic powder
1 1/2 ts Cayenne pepper
2 ts Lemon pepper*
1 ts Whole thyme leaves
1 1/2 ts Whole basil leaves
Okay, so I admit that I too am tired of everyone blackening
everything. This method, however, is very easy and the results
unusually good. I prefer this to blackened redfish (which is nearing
the endangered-species list), blackened chicken, and, Lord save us
all, blackened oysters. Why would you do such a thing to a perfectly
This is the only time that you have ever seen me use garlic and
onion powders . . . but this is the only way you can do this dish.
* Lemon pepper is a blend that can be found in the spice section of
the local supermarket.
Mix together and store in a lidded jar. You will probably not need
all of this mix for this particular recipe. Use it on other meats as
Heat a black iron frying pan for at least 10 minutes over very high
Cut each of the fillets in half. Melt the butter and mix with the
olive oil. Place the spice mix on a plate. Dip the fish into the
butter and oil and then dredge on both sides in the spice mix. Fry in
a very hot pan just a few minutes on each side. This must be done in
a room with a very good kitchen fan or out in the backyard over a
very hot charcoal barbecue fire.
Serve this with a great deal of beer, an enormous green salad, and
Macaroni Pie (see recipe).
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