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Cajun Catfish Recipe

Here is a great cajun catfish recipe.

It is adaptable to any fish as a seasoned fish coating.

It is really simple to prepare - just mix your seasonings together, coat the fish and fry - lovely.

Boil some rice and peas to serve it with - I like to have a cooling sauce as well - maybe mayonnaise or chopped tomato and cucumber would be nice as a side salad.

Try any small fish fillets with this - cod, haddock, basa, pollack, whiting - make sure you remove the bones before you coat it - just run your fingers along the back and the top of the fillet - if you find a bone, then remove it with tweezers (or if you've got very strong fingers, use them)

I like to remove the skin from my fish before I cook it - it's quite simple, make a little nick at the tail end of the fillet, then dip your fingers in salt to get a good grip - pull gently and the skin should come away easily.


Cajun Catfish

  • 1 oz (25g) plain flour
  • 1 tbspn paprika
  • 1/2 tspn cayenne
  • 1/2 tspn black pepper
  • 1 tspn dried thyme
  • 1/2 tspn garlic salt
  • oil for frying
  • 4 catfish fillets

Mix the dry ingredients together and put on a plate.

Dip the fish fillets in the seasoning mixture until thoroughly coated.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the fish through - about 2 minutes either side.

Serve with rice and peas.

Simple quick and straightforward.


You could use this spicy rub on skinned chicken, pork or lamb prior to grilling or frying.

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By , Mar 30, 2016



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Spicy Cajun catfish - seasoned flour and fried until crispy. Serve with rice and peas or fries and a salad. The recipe is suitable for any fish that you fancy. Super quick to make and cook.





Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 7 minutes

Yield: 4

Main Ingredient: catfish, flour, spices


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