BLACKENED CATFISH CREOLE STYLE (SALLYE)

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By
@grandedame

Instead of pan frying my catfish I bought yesterday, I created and used this recipe to cook it. It turned out really great. If you like Creole cooking and catfish, this is a perfect blend sure to please you.

Bonus: It is heathier for you than fried fish. Hope you try it.


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Serves:

2-4 servings

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 medium
catfish filets, skin removed
1 tsp
chili powder
2 tsp
smoked paprika
1/2 tsp
dried oregano leaves
1 tsp
dried thyme
1 tsp
garlic powder or granules
1 tsp
onion powder
1 tsp
ground black pepper
2 tsp
kosher or coarse sea salt
1/2 c
melted butter
2 Tbsp
tequila
1 dash(es)
liquid smoke (optional0
1 medium
lemon, thinly sliced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Rinse the catfish fillets and pat dry with paper towels.
2
Place the spices in a spice or coffee grinder and grind until they are powdery. Let set for a minute until dust settles.
3
Line a cooking sheet or dish with foil or parchment paper. .
4
Place butter in microwave for 10-15 seconds, just long enough to melt. Remove from microwave and add the tequila, liquid smoke (optional), and spices to the butter, and whisk until well blended.
5
Heavily coat each fillet on all sides with the butter/spice mixture. Place each coated fillet on the sheet.

Place in fridge for about 30 minutes before cooking.
6
Place cast iron skillet on medium high heat. When skillet is smoking hot, carefully slide the fillets into the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Flip the fish carefully with a wide spatula to keep it from falling apart.
7
IMPORTANT: DO NOT TRY TO FLIP THE FISH IF IT IS STILL STICKING TO THE SKILLET. IT WILL RELEASE WHEN IT IS READY TO BE TURNED.
8
!!! SMOKE ALARM ALERT !!! IF YOU DON'T TURN YOUR VENT FAN ON AND OPEN A WINDOW, YOUR SMOKE ALARM WILL PROBABLY SCREAM AT YOU. IF YOU HAVE A SMALL FAN, YOU MIGHT WANT TO TURN IT ON TO ALSO DEFLECT SOME OF THE HEAT AND SMOKE.
9
Additional note: You can use this same recipe to broil this fish in your oven. Same instructions apply, cook each side under broiler for -4 minutes, turning once. .
10
Serve immediately with your choice of sides. Garnish with lemon slices TARTAR SAUCE (BY SALLYE)
COCKTAIL SAUCE BY SALLYE

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy