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    Jeff's Blackened Catfish

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    55 mins

    20 mins

    35 mins

    highcotton's Note:

    WARNING: Super-spicy!! I found this sensational dish on the allrecipes site, submitted by Jeff Barlow. If your family likes less heat, you can cut back significantly on the cayenne. If serving a 'mixed' group, you can also coat some fillets thoroughly in the blackening mixture but sprinkle it more lightly on others. It's fairly salty, too, so you might prefer to cut the amount in half and add more at the table if necessary. Anything with flavors this strong inevitably needs a little 'tweaking' to personal taste, but I hope you'll agree it's worth playing around with until you think it's just right!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Grease a baking dish large enough to hold fish fillets in a single layer with no overlapping; set aside.
    3. 3
      Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small pan over low heat.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile, measure spices into a shallow dish, stirring well to combine.
    5. 5
      Remove melted butter from heat and brush generously over catfish.
    6. 6
      Dredge each fillet in spice mixture, coating both sides (or sprinkle spices on if less'heat' is desired).
    7. 7
      Heat heavy skillet on medium-high; when skillet is hot, add fillets, cooking for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until slightly blackened.
    8. 8
      Transfer catfish to prepared baking dish.
    9. 9
      Pour Italian dressing evenly over fillets (I don't use a full cup-- more like 2/3rds).
    10. 10
      Bake for approximately 30 to 35 minutes, until fish flakes easily when scraped with the tines of a fork.

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    • on January 18, 2010


      Ouch. This one will bite even the most seasoned of "spicy dish lovers." I would advise starting out with 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne instead of 2 teaspoons. I had this recipe from another site, and made it last night. Tried Zaar this morning and see that it's posted as Jeff's, but now with a warning. Warning was needed!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Jeff's Blackened Catfish

    Serving Size: 1 (374 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 769.9
    Calories from Fat 562
    Total Fat 62.4 g
    Saturated Fat 16.6 g
    Cholesterol 137.0 mg
    Sodium 4472.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 10.6 g
    Protein 36.7 g

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