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The namesake for this blog was actually started on January 7, 2008 when I created a new You Tube account with the same channel name CajunChefRyan after I had captured a short segment of some Blackened Catfish on the outdoor grill.

Here is the link to the Cajun Chef Ryan You Tube Channel

Happy Eating,


Blackened Catfish

This is the Cajun favorite made popular by Chef Paul Prudhomme back in the early 1980’s. This version is done on the outside griddle atop mesquite coals.

6                   catfish filets
1/2  cup     olive oil
2      Tbsp   Cajun spice mix
2      tsp       Garlic salt
5      lb.        Mesquite charcoal

Prepare your grill with about 5 lbs. of charcoal and get them really hot, the coals should be white hot. Place a cast iron griddle flat top or skillet over the coals and allow it to get very hot, about 20 minutes. In the mean time coat the catfish filets with the olive oil then sprinkle the Cajun spice and garlic salt on each side of the catfish. Allow to sit for 15 to 20 minutes while the coals and griddle are getting hot.
Place the catfish with the rounded side down first onto the griddle and allow to cook until the sides start to turn white, about 6-8 minutes, then flip them with a metal spatula and cook another 6-8 minutes until flaky and cooked through. Remove to a serving platter, and serve with rice pilaf and a fresh vegetable.


19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Trix // Jan 15, 2010 at 9:35 am

    After listening to that succulent sizzle, I, just like those dogs, am hungry and barking. Those are some righteous catfish, chere!

  • 2 Dana // Jan 15, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Delicious recipe, indeed!

  • 3 Roti n Rice // Jan 15, 2010 at 10:00 am

    You make me want to grill some fish for dinner tonight…… but it is freezing outside 🙂

  • 4 EV Eats // Jan 15, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Google, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates or whoever needs to invent some sort of program so we can taste (or even smell) over the internet! My mouth is watering right now!

  • 5 Ryan Boudreaux // Jan 15, 2010 at 10:13 am

    @Roti n Rice, I know right, actually the temps are supposed to get to 60 today. Did you notice that this video was taken January 7, 2008, just over two years ago. It was rather cool day then too!

  • 6 Jessie // Jan 15, 2010 at 11:50 am

    that seriously makes me want to grill, looks really tasty! I can just smell the aromas from watching the video :-p

  • 7 pegasuslegend // Jan 15, 2010 at 11:56 am

    wow so glad we get to grill all year long, this is awesome….great video! fantastic recipe!

  • 8 Dimitry Mishchuk // Jan 15, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    If it wasn’t raining here in Portland OR I would have that for breakfast. Unfortunately for us in the NW grilling season is still a ways out. Thanks for teasing with my taste buds.

  • 9 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie // Jan 15, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Excellent video and the blackened fish sounds awesome!

  • 10 Beth // Jan 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I have only tried catfish once and I wasn’t really fond of it, but I always give food another chance. This blackened catfish looks great and would be a perfect way to try it again.

  • 11 Ryan Boudreaux // Jan 15, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    You know….catfish is only one item that can be blackened. Try blackening chicken breast or other firm fleshed fish such as tuna, redfish, cod.

  • 12 sweetlife // Jan 15, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Looks delish Chef Ryan!! Love the sizzle

  • 13 Drick // Jan 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    yep, gonna get outside now fer sure….

  • 14 cynthia // Jan 16, 2010 at 12:50 am

    You should try blackened chicken it is sooo yummy!!!

  • 15 Janice // Jan 16, 2010 at 3:42 am

    That sizzling sound is music to my ears, I can smell and taste that all the way over here.

  • 16 penny aka jeroxie // Jan 16, 2010 at 3:54 am

    I like the sound of the sizzle….. BBQ….

  • 17 Divina // Jan 16, 2010 at 5:40 am

    The grill makes a lot of difference. Love the spices.

  • 18 Polly Motzko // Apr 11, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I love it Chef Ryan! I will share this link on my ‘Websites to Explore” section here and get a few of your latest videos to put on my video section.

    Let me know how many people say they found your site through me. 🙂

    One new one found my site through you.

    What goes around comes around, as my Nanny used to say.

    Polly Motzko

  • 19 Derrick Mott // Apr 23, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Hey Ryane long time. I am looking for the best key lime pie recipe, can you help me? also give me a call new number. 251-545-1926

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