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Barlow's Blackened Catfish

  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 pound catfish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing

 

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
In a shallow, medium bowl, mix cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt and pepper.Brush both sides of catfish fillets with butter. Rub fillets with the cayenne pepper mixture on both sides.
Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat until really hot. Add fillets, and fry approximately 2 minutes on each side, until slightly blackened.
Arrange blackened fillets in a single layer in the prepared baking dish, and coat with Italian-style salad dressing. Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

 
Cajun Baked Catfish

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 (8 ounce) fillets catfish

 

 

In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; brush over both sides of fish. Place fish in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10-13 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork
 
Catfish Cakes

  • 1 pound catfish fillets
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon creamy salad dressing (e.g. Miracle Whip)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM, or to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups coarsely crushed buttery round crackers
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (for frying)

 

 

Place catfish in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain off water, and mash up the fish. Stir in the onion, mustard, salad dressing, Old Bay™, cracker crumbs and egg. Mix until evenly blended.
Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Form the fish mixture into patties, and fry in the hot oil. Drain on paper towels, and serve hot.

 
Catfish Gumbo

  • 1 pound catfish fillets, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cubes beef bouillon
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen okra
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

 

 

In a 3 quart pot, bring the 2 cups of water to a boil. Dissolve the bouillon cubes in the boiling water.
In a medium skillet, heat the vegetable oil, and cook the celery, green pepper, onion and garlic until tender.
Add the tomatoes, okra and cooked vegetables to the boiling water. Season with salt, red pepper flakes, thyme, bay leaf and hot pepper sauce. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add catfish, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until catfish is flaky and tender

 
Catfish Tuscany

  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets catfish
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 roma tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes, sliced thin

 

 

Preheat broiler to 500 degrees. Coat a broiling pan with nonstick cooking spray. Brush both sides of fillets with lemon juice, and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place fillets flat side up on prepared pan.
In a small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese, butter, and mayonnaise.
Broil fish about 4 inches from heat for 6 minutes. Remove pan from oven, and turn fillets over. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over each fillet. Top with tomato slices. Broil an additional 4 to 6 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.