Friday, December 17, 2010

Big Billy's Blackened Catfish - a weekend recipe

Big Billy had an enormous outdoor grill and loved to cook on it whenever the weather was good, and sometimes when it wasn't. Here is an easy catfish recipe with as much wonderful flavor as you could ever want.

·         4 catfish fillets
·         olive oil
·         1/3 lb bacon
·         2 tsp cayenne pepper
·         2 tsp lemon pepper
·         2 tsp cumin or chili powder
·         2 tsp garlic powder
·         2 tsp thyme
·         2 tsp white pepper
·         2 tsp black pepper
·         2 tsp rosemary, crushed
·         2 tsp fennel seed, crushed
·         1 tsp allspice
·         1 tsp oregano
·         ½ tsp salt
Fry bacon; discard bacon and retain grease. Combine all dry ingredients, rub fillets with olive oil, then coat liberally with spices. Drop in hot bacon grease and cook until you can easily put a fork through them.

Lemon Butter
·         ¼ cup melted butter
·         1 teaspoon lemon juice
·         ½ teaspoon tabasco
·         sliced green onions
Combine, mix well and serve as dipping sauce with blackened catfish.

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