Monday, July 18, 2011

Blackened Red Fish Fresh from the Gulf

Ok friends, you have one of two options here. I vote for option number two, but you do what feels right.
To make your own blackening mix:
Blackening Mix
1  1/2 teasp. cayenne pepper
1  1/2 teasp. paprika powder
3  teasp. salt
1  teasp. onion powder
1  teasp. garlic powder
1/2  teasp. white pepper
1/2  teasp. black pepper
1/2  teasp. oregano
1/2  teasp. thyme
1/4 lb  butter   (1 stick)

Now, if you would prefer the easier approach. Buy this:
I paid a whole dollar for it at Publix.

Now, what to do:

Melt your butter on med-high heat in a non stick skillet. When the butter turns dark, place the fillets in and cook 2 minutes per side. Don't over crowd your fillets and be sure not to let the butter burn. You want it dark, but not black. WARNING: you might want to remove the battery from your smoke alarm so it doesn't freak out your baby.
This fish was really really really really really really good. I think a lot of that comes with the freshness of it. My husband grew up in Mobile and he won't eat fish unless it is fresh, never frozen. Picky man! Lucky woman!

1 comment:

cajunlicious said...

I have a ton of red fish in the freezer that my Father in law gave us...must make this!