Blackened Catfish
Recipe type: Main Dish, Seafood
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Serves: 2-3
  • 1 lb catfish (about 2 small fillets)
  • 1-2 tbsp avocado oil or enough to coat the pan (you can use canola or olive oil as well)
  • zest and juice of ½ lemon plus the other half, sliced for serving
  • 2 tsp Old Bay Blackened Seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a baking dish, season catfish fillets all over with lemon zest, lemon juice, Old Bay, garlic salt and cayenne
  3. Heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add oil and then cook catfish for about 2 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.
  4. Place the skillet with the catfish in the oven and cook until flaky and crisp around the edges, about 15-20 minutes
  5. Season with salt and coarse ground black pepper and serve with a lemon wedge for garnish
Recipe by Jackie Ourman at