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This simple and delicious Creole inspired blackened catfish recipe is seasoned with homemade spice rub then topped with a savory tomato sauce.
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Blackened Catfish with Creole Sauce

This simple and delicious Creole inspired blackened catfish recipe is seasoned with homemade spice rub then topped with a savory tomato sauce.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

  • 4 catfish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ spice rub *
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter divided
  • 1 green bell pepper cored and diced
  • ¼ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small can 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • A couple dashes of hot sauce optional

Instructions

  • Pat catfish fillets dry with a paper towel. Liberally season both sides with BBQ spice rub.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is every hot, add the catfish. Cook until fish is browned and flaky, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove fish from skillet and set aside. Keep warm.
  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the same skillet over medium heat. Add the bell pepper, celery, and onion. Sauté until tender, about seven minutes.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for another minute.
  • Pour in the tomato sauce.
  • Stir in the oregano, Worcestershire, and cayenne and hot sauce, if using.
  • Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve catfish with sauce drizzled over the top.

Notes

BBQ Spice Rub recipe found here: https://cookingbride.com/sauces-and-seasonings/barbecue-spice-rub/