Lightly Seasoned Cajun Catfish Recipe Packed With Mild Southern Style Flavors

This cajun catfish recipe is not only simple enough to be cooked in your home on the stove top, but you can also be the life of the campground party after a nice fun filled day of freshwater fishing in just mere minutes.

This catfish recipe is a much more lighter version of a traditional blackened catfish, but with as much of an impact.

It's quick and easy to prepare and cook. And the best part is that it tastes absolutely delicious, and is healthy for you too!

I certainly think that you will enjoy this very much!

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Simple Cajun Style Catfish

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  • catfish fillets
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • cajun seasoning


Preheat a large non-stick frying pan over medium high heat with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Lightly sprinkle catfish fillets with cajun seasoning and generously rub into the flesh.

Pan sear the fillets for 3 minutes per side or until done, in which it should have a nice golden colored crisp outside layer and a moist flaky texture inside.

Best served immediately. As you can see in the two pictures above, the cajun catfish is plated and served with different sides. One has white rice with sauteed onions and peppers, while the other is served with roasted tomatoes. Feel free to use those examples for your own dish, or go ahead and get creative with some good ole' southern style sides of your choice.

Tip: This is a light and mild version of a cajun style blackened catfish recipe.

Fish Substitution Tip: You can substitute the catfish for other varieties of moderately lean fish. However, I think that tilapia, walleye, striped bass, and salmon are a few others that are upon the most complimentary types of fish for cooking this cajun style fish dish recipe.

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