• Mild Blackened Catfish

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    Mild Blackened Catfish
    Prep: 10 min Cook: 40 min Servings: 6
    by Nancy Miyasaki
    193 recipes
    I made this mild version of blackened catfish for my family. The dish turned out perfect for my kids, and my husband and I added extra cayenne pepper at the table to our liking. I thought it turned out quite well. I hope you'll agree!


    • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 3 teaspoons lemon pepper
    • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 3 teaspoons pepper
    • 3 pounds catfish fillets
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 3/4 cup Italian-style salad dressing (I used Bernstein's)


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. In a shallow, medium bowl, mix cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
    3. Brush both sides of catfish fillets with butter. Rub fillets with the cayenne pepper mixture on both sides.
    4. Heat a large heavy skillet over high heat until smoking hot. Add fillets, and fry approximately 2 minutes on each side, until slightly blackened.
    5. Arrange blackened fillets in a single layer in a lightly greased baking dish, and coat with the salad dressing. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and serve with rice or pasta.8

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    • John Spottiswood
      John Spottiswood
      I really enjoyed this catfish! It would go awesome over some blackeyed peas! Or serve it over some simple garlic rice (steam rice then saute it for a few minutes in a pan with garlic and a little butter or olive oil). YUM!
      • Joshuataurus75
        LOVED Making and EATING this!!! But instead of an Italian dressing, I used Tzatziki sauce! I LOVE greek food and have lots of tzatziki sauce so I wanted to try that...Turned out AWESOME! Thanx for the great recipe!!! I used a little less salt and I made a wonderful Truffle Risotto for the bed of rice...NOMMERS!

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