Blackened Cajun Catfish

CountryRockRecipes.com's Blackened Cajun Catfish

CountryRockRecipes.com's Blackened Cajun Catfish

I’ve recently become kind of obsessed with Cajun cooking and so it’s no stretch to think that it wouldn’t be too long before I cooked up a dynamite Cajun recipe.  I made this catfish just this past weekend and loved it so much that I actually postponed other recipes that were supposed to be released today for this one.  You gotta try this!!!

1lb             catfish filets (fresh or defrosted)
2 tsp        cayenne
2 tsp        garlic powder
2 tsp        lemon pepper
2 tsp        dried basil
2 tsp        dried thyme
2 tsp        white pepper
1/2 cup   olive oil or melted butter
1-2 cup    italian vinaigrette
**pre-heat oven to 350F.  Place baking dish in oven while heating up.

  • In a large bowl, mix all your dry herbs & spices to make your rub.  Mix it up.

    CountryRockRecipes.com's Blackened Cajun Catfish

    Toss together a delicious Cajun spice rub

  • Now let’s prep the fish.  Cut your filet into as equal sized pieces as possible.  It will be important to making sure all the pieces cook evenly.
  • Take your large fry pan or cast iron skillet, put it on the stove on high.  Get it REALLY hot.   Don’t put anything on it.  Keep it dry.
  • Melt down your butter or pour your oil into a  small bowl and rub down your fish with it.  Butter will definitely have a more amazing flavour but the olive oil is healthier.  Your choice ;)

    CountryRockRecipes.com's Blackened Cajun Catfish

    Smother Down Your Catfish

  • Place your fish filet down into the rub, covering completely.  Flip it over and repeat.

    CountryRockRecipes.com's Blackened Cajun Catfish

    Cajun Spice Rub

  • Gently put down your spiced filet into your hot dry pan.
  • Sear the catfish on both sides for approx 2 mins per side.  Enough to get a good blackened crisp to either side.  The more smoke in your kitchen the better!

    CountryRockRecipes.com's Blackened Cajun Catfish

    Burnt Is Better!

  • Once blackened, pull out the baking dish from the pre-heated oven and place the fish in it.
  • Pour the italian vinaigrette over the fish.

    CountryRockRecipes.com's Blackened Cajun Catfish

    Getting Seriously Saucy

  • Bake fish for 25 mins at 350F.
  • Take out and serve with a nice drizzle of the vinaigrette over top.  And get ready for some serious compliments y’all!

    CountryRockRecipes.com's Blackened Cajun Catfish

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. tips
    Nov 18, 2011 @ 22:21:29

    Awesome read!

    Reply

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