Cajun blackened catfish

    This is a great way of preparing catfish. It's coated with a Cajun-style seasoning, pan-seared and then baked in an Italian salad dressing.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
    • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
    • 2 teaspoons garlic granules
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons pepper
    • 450g catfish fillets
    • 30g butter
    • 250ml Italian salad dressing

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
    2. In a shallow, medium bowl, mix cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, garlic granules, salt and pepper.
    3. Brush both sides of catfish fillets with butter. Rub fillets with the cayenne pepper mixture on both sides.
    4. Heat a large heavy frying pan over medium-high heat until really hot. Add fillets and fry approximately 2 minutes on each side, until slightly blackened.
    5. Arrange blackened fillets in a single layer in the prepared baking dish and coat with Italian salad dressing. Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

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