Spicy Blackened Catfish
1 lb Toppits Catfish Fillets
2 tsp. sweet paprika
1/2 tsp. dried oregano, crumbled
1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crumbled
1/4 tsp. cayenne, or to taste
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 large garlic clove, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
Cajun rice and grilled vegetables as accompaniment
In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients. Pat the catfish fillets dry, and sprinkle the spice mixture on both sides of the fillets, coating them well.
In a large skillet, sauté the garlic in oil over moderately high heat, stirring until it is golden brown, then discard the garlic. Add the butter to the pan, and heat until the foam subsides.
Sauté the catfish fillets for 4 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through.
Transfer the catfish fillets with a slotted spatula to plates and serve with Cajun rice and grilled vegetables.