Blackened Catfish and Spicy Rice

Blackened Catfish and Spicy Rice

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."


30 m servings 539 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • 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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  1. 14 Ratings


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!

I used talapia instead of catfish with a garlic butter rice, and cabbage a shear delight!

This recipe makes more rub than is needed for the 4 filets (16 oz.) I wanted to cook. The blend of seasonings was very good but it was too much heat for us even with reducing the pepper and caye...

This came out well - simple for even a novice. They just have to keep an eye on the fish, so it turns out flakey and moist. Will use some Extra-light Olive Oil when cooking the fish, and halve...

I used tilapia filets instead of catfish because that is what I had in the freezer. Turned out great.

This was surprisingly amazing!

Wonderful! My wife finished her plate and that's the first time that's happened when I serve fish. Thanks!