You can use just about any fish filets for this recipe i.e. red snapper or mahi-mahi or tilapia also work real well. I’ve even seen it done with salmon, but, for us catfish works best. It keeps it’s shape through the high heat needed for the blackening process and it is tasty.
Put a skillet on at HIGH and add the olive oil and butter.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a shallow dish that will handle the Catfish filets.. Then…….
……..melt the butter in the microwave in another shallow dish that can handle the catfish filets.
Dip the filets one at a time in the butter and then in the dry stuff getting the filets well coated all over with the spices. When the butter in the skillet has stopped foaming and has turned brown put the filets in the skillet.
The filets will make the butter foam up again. They will only need 2-3 minutes a side. Poke them and when they have firmed up and the coating of the spices has turned “blackened” they are ready.
Serve them up with a wedge of lemon. We had some sauteed broccoli with garlic and some quick and easy hash brown potatoes with our Blackened Catfish but you just look in the fridge and put together your weeknight meal the way that YOU want.