Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I used catfish in this recipe, but it is good with any kind of fish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix pepper, hot paprika, sweet paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, ground thyme, file powder, and mustard powder together in a small bowl to create the Cajun Blackening Mix.
  2. Pour the Cajun spice mix on a tray.
  3. Press the fish into the Cajun spice mix on both sides.
  4. Fry in a hot cast iron pan coated with oil and sear until fish is cooked and spices are blackened.
  5. Serve with your favorite cajun side dishes.
Most Helpful

I love blackened fish or chicken, and this was delicious! I seemed to taste the paprika a bit, so I might reduce that a tidge and increase the cayenne....but I like it hot! I also added a little oil in my cast iron skillet while heating. This isn't mentioned in the recipe, but I've never blackened fish without adding a bit of oil. Delicious spice combination! Made for New Kids Tag.

breezermom December 01, 2010