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Blackened Catfish - Claire Robinson

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“This is a Claire Robinson recipe from "5 Ingredient Fix" on Food TV. I've used it on tilapia and plan to use it on redfish as soon as we catch some. I leave out the salt, there's enough in the creole seasoning. And I sometimes have trouble finding fresh chives, so use green onions instead. Good served with wild rice or rice pilaf.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
4
YIELD:
4 fillets
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, Creole spices, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper. Stir in the chopped chives and set aside. The butter can be made ahead and chilled; bring to room temperature before using.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; preheat a large well-seasoned cast iron skillet or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Line the bottom of a 9 by 11-inch baking dish with the lemon slices and dollop half of the compound butter evenly over the lemon.
  4. Evenly coat both sides of each fish fillet with 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning.
  5. Working in batches if necessary, add the seasoned fillets to the hot skillet, and cook 2 minutes on each side to just toast and brown the seasoning.
  6. With a spatula, carefully place the seared fish on top of the buttered lemon slices in the baking dish.
  7. Bake until fish easily breaks apart with a fork, 12 to 15 minutes.
  8. Immediately top each hot fillet with a spoonful of compound butter; transfer to serving plates and garnish with a few whole fresh chives crossed like an x over each fillet.

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