Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I first tasted this after a local cooking demonstration, really liked it, but modified the original recipe slightly. The finished dish is beautiful, looks blackened, but has a deceptively mild taste. So mild in fact that I would add Cajun seasoning and increase the cayenne if you want more of that Cajun heat. Cooks in 10 minutes under the broiler.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Line pan with foil for easy clean up.
  3. Combine oil, paprika, oregano, salt and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Place catfish on foil-lined pan and brush both sides with spice mixture. Arrange catfish, flat side up, for initial cooking.
  5. Broil about 10 minutes (until catfish reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F), carefully turning fillets once halfway through cooking. Don't overcook!
Most Helpful

This is the first time that I have had real catfish. We can always get Basa which is a type of catfish but it doesn't compare with this cat fish. I am so pleased that I used your recipe it was delicious. I used fresh oregano, hot paprika and a bit more cayenne. Served with a slice of lemon

Bergy July 26, 2010

This was awesome! The flavor was good , it wasn't too hot , the directions were spot on. This is a keeper.

~*Laci*~ September 06, 2008