Blackened Catfish and Spicy Rice

Blackened Catfish and Spicy Rice

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Eric Lubow 0

"Quick and easy blackened catfish recipe. I like to serve this over a Cajun flavored spicy white rice. Although the rice is optional, the slightly spicy Cajun flavor of the rice brings out the taste of the catfish."

Ingredients

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  • Calories:
  • 539 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 32 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.6g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 972 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the rice, water, Cajun seasoning, and hot pepper sauce to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. While rice is cooking, mix thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dill weed, and lemon pepper in a bowl until well blended. Brush catfish fillets with butter and sprinkle with seasoning mixture other both sides.
  3. Heat any remaining melted butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; pan-fry seasoned catfish in butter until fish is easily flaked with a fork, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  4. Serve catfish over a plate of seasoned rice. Pour leftover butter from the skillet over fish and sprinkle with lemon juice.
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I was not expecting this to be anything special, but after the first bite I found I was in for a surprise! My picky husband and I have very different tastes and we both LOVED this dish--he said...

Loved the "rub" and the rice was a huge hit too!

I used tilapia in place of catfish. Very quick & easy. Excellent recipe!