Cajun Blackened Catfish Recipe
Catfish fillets are coated with a spicy seasoning mix, and pan-fried outdoors in a hot cast-iron skillet for an authentically Cajun main dish that's done in only a few minutes. Watch out, though, the smoke is intense.
A Cajun spice mixture transforms blackened catfish fillets into a baked Southern delight!
As the submitter recommends, I always use a cast iron skillet (on the charcoal grill) to blacken fish - it can't be beat. This is a tried and true, classic and dependable preparation for blackened fish. I did use grouper, however, as I don't care for catfish. The blackening seasoning is what really stood out for me - it's a nice, balanced blend, although as a personal preference I backed off on the cayenne somewhat.
Buttery pan-fried catfish fillets are served over a bed of spicy white rice in this quick dinner.
My future SIL called this fish "killer"! Ha! That's a good thing, btw and we all thought so too! I'm still trying to adjust to the fact that down here in KY I can't get really good fish like I did in Jersey. Catfish is big here apparently so this was a great way to cook it. Thank you Paul!
I LOVE this recipe! Thank-you! I've tried varies types of fish ie cod, salmon, orange roughy. Delicious. A little to spicy for some of my guests. More fore me!
These air-fried catfish fillets have a spicy blackened exterior and are tender and flaky on the inside, and the best part? They're ready in just 20 minutes.
This was my first time making catfish, and the whole family thought it was outstanding. I actually made two different versions, one for my husband and me, and the other for my little girls. I mixed the seasonings exactly as written, except I omitted the cayenne pepper for my daughters. I grilled the mild fish, and then used the cast iron skillet for the spicy fish for my husband and me. Both versions were very tasty. I agree that the balance of the spices is what really makes this recipe so good. The one suggestion I might have is if you don't like spicy, you might want to cut back a little on the cayenne. We will definitely be making this recipe again. In fact, I'm looking forward to using the leftovers for catfish cakes.