Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

I have always been a fan of catfish. We lived in Baton Rouge, LA several years ago and I became a fan of blackened catfish. This is a wonderful recipe that is quick to fix.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the fish fillets in a large bowl and drizzle olive oil over them, let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Combine spices in a 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet upside down over high heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until very hot.
  4. Turn on vent fan during cooking to eliminate smoke.
  5. Using a hot pad, turn pan right side up.
  6. Remove fish fillets from oil and drain.
  7. Dip each fillet into seasonings and coat each side evenly.
  8. Put fillets in hot skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, turning only once.
Most Helpful

I loved the flavor of this. I would have been disappointed had it not been spicy. It was just right. The only thing is that I found it difficult not to burn the outside of the fish to a crisp had I left it in the pan for the recommended time. Any suggestions on what I might be doing wrong?

pemberly May 25, 2012

I thought this was a good recipe. I generally like spicy things, but I thought 1 tsp was just a bit much for the rub. If I make this again, I would reduce it to 3/4 tsp. Thanks for posting, it was first time cooking catfish, easy and yummy. EDIT: I used the leftover catfish in burritos the next day and they were great!

zaar junkie June 11, 2009

Out of the catfish world! Nice bite, but not too much. We have a glasstop stove, so I cooked in a hot skillet for the cooking time suggested. Delish. Made for an Epicurean Queen for ZWT5. My pic isn't as nice as nimz, so I'll just post to the forum. Will certainly make again.

BakinBaby May 31, 2009