Bye Bye Carbs! Blackened Catfish

catfish 2Josh and I decided we really needed to start eating better and losing some of this happy relationship weight that has inched its way into our britches!

We are trying a semi Atkins diet.  Pretty Low – carb, close to no carb, but it almost seems impossible to cut ALL carbs out of one’s diet :/  A few years back, I remember that I tried a carb-free diet and lasted all of 2 days!  I simply could not give up my jasmine rice – I was soooo moody and felt completely depressed.  I am a lover of food, I never really over indulge, just hate to exercise!  So it’s time to make a change and it’s so much easier to have someone join you in the crusade against weight! Thanks JB <3

Last night I pan-fried catfish for our inaugural Lo-Carb supper!

Blackened Catfish is pretty easy!

You can usually find fresh, farm-raised catfish in the grocer’s fish market (HEB). . . I bought 3 fillets (for myself, Josh and Jonah).  Jonah skipped out on us to meet friends at Myako’s for there very awesome sushi happy hour!  Here is the recipe for 3 servings.


  • Catfish fillets (1/person)
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • olive oil
  • fish sauce
  • blackened seasoning, Tony’s cajun seasoning, or Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • black pepper
  • cayenne


  • Rub 1-2 drops of olive oil on fish (both sides)
  • Sprinkle onion, garlic, and cajun seasoning on fish (both sides)
  • Depending on your desired level of spice, sprinkle black pepper and cayenne on fish
  • very carefully, add 2-3 drops of fish sauce to one side of the fish (you do not need more than that)
  • Let rest in fridge for 20-30 minutes to marinade


  • Heat nonstick pan on high, add olive oil to pan
  • add fillets and turn heat down to medium high heat
  • fish tends to cook pretty quickly, about 5 minutes on each side (depending on size of fillet)

**I added a little water to the pan when it looked like it was charring or smoking, this created a more darker golden color on the fish!

Squeeze some lemon on it and normally I would serve this with dirty or jasmine rice, but since we are not eating CARBS, we just had it by itself.

Here are the nutrition facts if you are curious.

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