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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!

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Servings: 6-8


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  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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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 236g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 351  
Calories from Fat 190 54%
Total Fat 21.17g 26%
Saturated Fat 6.48g 26%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 730mg 30%
Potassium 726mg 21%
Total Carbs 2.51g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 0.38g 0%
Protein 35.8g 57%



  • John Spottiswood
    March 6, 2012
    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!
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    • Joshuataurus75
      August 25, 2017
      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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