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.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, less if that's your preference
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne
- 4 catfish fillets (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- Preheat broiler.
- Line pan with foil for easy clean up.
- Combine oil, paprika, oregano, salt and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.
- Place catfish on foil-lined pan and brush both sides with spice mixture. Arrange catfish, flat side up, for initial cooking.
- Broil about 10 minutes (until catfish reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F), carefully turning fillets once halfway through cooking. Don't overcook!
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
This was awesome! The flavor was good , it wasn't too hot , the directions were spot on. This is a keeper.