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Blackened Catfish


This Blackened Catfish recipe is super easy, comes together in under 20 minutes, and is really delicious. Serve this zesty and spicy main course fish dish with any of your favorite sides from a lightly dressed side salad to creamy mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. This recipe is also health-conscious and it is worth 6 Weight Watcher Smart Points.

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  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) farm-raised catfish fillets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Combine paprika, dried oregano, salt, black pepper, and red pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of fish with the spice mixture.

Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add fish; cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

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