Authentic cajun catfish recipe
Authentic Cajun Catfish
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For a quick meal with plenty of spice, try this authentic Cajun recipe for fried catfish. Throws off a lot of smoke, but so much the better for flavor. You can also cook outside on the grill, where smoke isn’t a problem.
Ready in: 20 mins
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 4 (6 ounce) catfish fillets, patted dry
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 10 mins
1. Place first nine ingredients in a plastic resealable bag. Seal bag and shake to combine. Then pat spice mixture onto the catfish fillets on both sides.
2. Set a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Open the kitchen window if you can, as there will be smoke.
3. When the pan is very hot, pour oil into the skillet. Add the catfish. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, until fish is cooked through, flipping midway through cooking time.
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