Blackened Catfish and Spicy Rice

Blackened Catfish and Spicy Rice

Seafood Fish Catfish

Quick and easy blackened catfish recipe. I like to serve this over a Cajun flavored spicy white rice. Although the rice is optional, the slightly spicy Cajun flavor of the rice brings out the taste of the catfish.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 539
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 30m


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 (8 ounce) fillets catfish
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste


  • 1   Bring the rice, water, Cajun seasoning, and hot pepper sauce to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • 2   While rice is cooking, mix thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dill weed, and lemon pepper in a bowl until well blended. Brush catfish fillets with butter and sprinkle with seasoning mixture other both sides.
  • 3   Heat any remaining melted butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; pan-fry seasoned catfish in butter until fish is easily flaked with a fork, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  • 4   Serve catfish over a plate of seasoned rice. Pour leftover butter from the skillet over fish and sprinkle with lemon juice.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 32g 49%
    Saturated Fat 17.0g  
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 972mg 39%
Potassium 431mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 40.6g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Protein 21.2g 42%
Sugars 1g  
Vitamin A 1126IU  
Vitamin C 3mg  
Calcium 39mg  
Iron 3mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 9mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 49mg  
Folate 127mcg