baked Cajun catfish

Catfish makes us think of lazy summer days spent at the lake, and we love it for that. Baking your catfish makes this meal much easier, with no worry of oil getting everywhere. We still bread it in cornmeal and season it with some Cajun seasoning, so you won’t miss anything at all!

The catfish is slathered in butter then coated with every spicy/flavorful herb I could think of. Seared in butter (of course) in a cast-iron pan. It gets smoky. Be warned.
Dirty Rice usually calls for chicken livers, but I stuck to my beloved pork sausage and called it heaven. Same spicy herbs went into the rice. Serve with roasted broccoli and pretend you’re healthy.

2 catfish fillets

1/2 t. garlic powder

1/2 t. onion powder

1/2 t. cayenne pepper

1/2 t. paprika

1/2 t. oregano

½ t. crushed red pepper flakes

½ T. extra virgin olive oil

salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a small bowl, combine spices, salt and pepper.

Divide the spice mixture and sprinkle half on each catfish fillet.

Place catfish in an oven safe glass dish. Bake at 350 F 25 minutes until fish is flaky.

Serve immediately with steamed vegetables or a salad.