Can you turn 3 ingredients into the most AWESOME fish dinner ever? I did! Well, technically it was a lot more than 3 ingredients but I made my own jar of Emeril's Essence so I count that as 1 ingredient. I've actually never cooked catfish before but they had these beautiful fillets on sale so I picked up a piece to try. Greg LOVED it! Blackened Catfish is seriously Cajun-cooking at its best and covered in some Essence? Perfection! I served my fish over some creamy mashed potatoes and corn and it was a yummy Sunday night dinner!
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1 (8-oz) fresh skinless, boneless catfish fillets
1 Tbsp Emeril’s Essence
1. Rinse catfish fillets under running cold and then thoroughly pat dry with paper towels.
2. Brush melted butter lightly over catfish fillets and sprinkle with Essence. Repeat for other side. Be sure to completely coat each fillet.
3. Heat iron cast skillet on high until it is very hot, about 10 minutes. Pour the leftover butter into your skillet. Carefully place the catfish fillets into the skillet and cook for about 4 minutes on both sides.
4. Serve finished fillets over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes and corn (or rice).