Blackened Catfish

Ann posted 04-25-98

Blackened Catfish (Cajun Style)

Seasoning Mix:
3/4 tsp. white pepper
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 T. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
3/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. oregano
2 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. red pepper (cayenne)

Cook outdoors: 1/2 lb. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted Preheat cast iron skillet on outdoor-cooker at least 10 minutes, until a white ash forms in skillet bottom.

Thoroughly combine seasoning mix in a small bowl. Dip fillets in melted butter so that both sides are well coated. Then sprinkle seasoning mix generously and evenly on both sides of fillets, putting it in by hand. Place in hot skillet, add 1 T. butter over the top of fillets. (Caution butter will flame.) Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side until charred. Serve with a squirt of fresh lemon juice. Serves 6.

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