Blackened Catfish and Spicy Rice

Blackened Catfish and Spicy Rice

8 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Eric Lubow
Recipe by  Eric Lubow

“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.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  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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Reviews (8)

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jam2jar
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jam2jar

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 it's one of the best things I've ever cooked (I consider myself a decent cook). I came on looking for a different recipe for blackened catfish that we use whenever we find catfish on sale, stumbled on this recipe, and I don't think we'll ever go back to the other recipe! I did only use about 3 Tbs butter and that was plenty. High marks from our house!

Split3ways
1

Split3ways

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

NJBRIX
0

NJBRIX

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 cayenne to 3/4 t. (Next time will reduce to 1/2 t and use less salt.) I coated the filets with 1/4c melted butter, sprinkled the rub on both sides then baked it in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 mins. Part way through I turned the fish, drizzled with the remaining butter and finished baking until flaky.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 539 cal
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 32 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs
  • 40.6 g
  • 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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