This simple and delicious Creole inspired blackened catfish recipe is seasoned with homemade spice rub then topped with a savory tomato sauce.
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Author Lisa B.
2tablespoonsBBQ spice rub *
1green bell pepper cored and diced
1small can 8 oz. tomato sauce
A couple dashes of hot sauceoptional
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.
BBQ Spice Rub recipe found here: https://cookingbride.com/sauces-and-seasonings/barbecue-spice-rub/