Cajun Blackened Catfish Recipe for your Griddle

Cajun blackened catfish is a flavorful and spicy dish that's perfect for cooking on a griddle. Here's a recipe to create this delicious dish on your griddle:


  • 4 catfish fillets (about 6-8 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Cajun Blackening Spice Mix:
    • 2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your desired level of spiciness)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper (optional, for extra heat)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Lemon wedges for serving
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. Prepare the Blackening Spice Mix:

    • In a small bowl, combine all the spices: paprika, thyme, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and white pepper (if using). Mix well to create the Cajun blackening spice mix.
  2. Preheat the Griddle:

    • Preheat your griddle to medium-high heat.
  3. Brush Catfish Fillets:

    • Brush both sides of the catfish fillets with olive oil.
  4. Coat with Cajun Spice Mix:

    • Generously coat each catfish fillet with the Cajun blackening spice mix. Ensure both sides are well covered with the spices.
  5. Cook on the Griddle:

    • Place the catfish fillets on the preheated griddle and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the fillets are blackened and cooked through. The fish should easily flake with a fork when done.
  6. Baste with Melted Butter:

    • While cooking, baste the catfish fillets with melted butter for added flavor. This also helps to keep the fish moist.
  7. Serve Hot:

    • Once the catfish is cooked and blackened to your liking, remove it from the griddle.
  8. Garnish and Serve:

    • Garnish the blackened catfish with chopped fresh parsley and serve hot with lemon wedges on the side.

Cajun blackened catfish is often served with rice, vegetables, or a fresh salad. The combination of spicy and savory flavors makes it a delightful dish for those who enjoy a bit of heat in their meals. Enjoy your homemade Cajun blackened catfish from the griddle!