Cajun Catfish

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Catfish is a fish I do not have a ton of experience cooking with. You could say I’ve been Cat…Fished….(who doesn’t love pop culture based food humor!)

For this dish I just wanted something simple that wouldn’t stink my house up. I like Cajun spices on my seafood. The spicy salty flavor of the seasoning helps mask the taste of the fish (which can sometimes be too fishy for my liking, even when it’s fresh).

Catfish is a cheap fish that is usually readily available. I was surprised by how flavorful and light it tasted. Don’t shy away from Catfish.

Recipe

Ingredients

1 Catfish Filet

2 Tbsp. of Cajun Spice Mix (I used a J.O. Company Mix)

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

Method

Coat your filet with olive oil and the spice mix. Make sure the filet is well coated with the oil and spice mix.

This can be grilled or pan seared. I grilled this, make sure your grill is super hot. Grease your grates using a grill spray. Place your filets on the grill, cook it for about 2 or 3 minutes on each side. Make sure that the filet is cooked enough that you can flip it. Flip it too early and you might have a mess of fish on your hands. I recommend waiting longer than cutting it short.

Flip your filet only once, and serve with some fresh squeezed lime. Enjoy!

 

Cajun Catfish
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Cajun
Ingredients
  • 1 Catfish Filet
  • 2 Tbsp. of Cajun Spice Mix (I used a J.O. Company Mix)
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Coat your filet with olive oil and the spice mix. Make sure the filet is well coated with the oil and spice mix.
  2. This can be grilled or pan seared. I grilled this, make sure your grill is super hot. Grease your grates using a grill spray. Place your filets on the grill, cook it for about 2 or 3 minutes on each side. Make sure that the filet is cooked enough that you can flip it. Flipping it too early and you might have a mess of fish on your hands. I recommend waiting longer than cutting it short.
  3. Flip your filet only once, and serve with some fresh squeezed lime. Enjoy!

Vanilla Pudding: Mr. Cosby would be proud.

Vanilla Pudding

Who doesn’t love pudding? Most of my pudding experiences have been with the JELL-O variety. But I had an excess of pie filling from the other day making banana cream pie so I decided to just use that to make a pudding.

It’s the same recipe as the Banana Cream Pie filling so I will just link to it. I topped it with some bananas, graham crackers, and a strawberry preserve.

It was delicious. Enjoy!

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