Cajun Blackened Catfish Fillets

Savor the bold flavors of the South with our Cajun Blackened Catfish Fillets. This easy-to-make dish brings the perfect balance of spices and tenderness to your table. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a home cook, this recipe will surely become a favorite.

Cajun Blackened Catfish Fillets

Cajun Blackened Catfish Fillets


  • 4 catfish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix Cajun seasoning, paprika, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
  3. Rub the spice mixture evenly over both sides of each catfish fillet.
  4. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Sear the catfish fillets for 2 minutes on each side until blackened.
  6. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes or until the catfish flakes easily with a fork.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 280, Fat: 14g, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 34g

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