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Blackened Catfish

Blackened Catfish

A great meal for any day of the week; it’s healthy and easy to make!  Perfect when you are craving Creole or Cajun food! 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 5


  • 4 Catfish Fillets
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 4 Sprays of Light Butter Spray
  • Juice of Half a Lemon

Homemade Blackening Seasoning:

  • ½ Teaspoon Smoked Paprika (Or Use Regular Paprika)
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ Teaspoon Ground White Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (Use ¼ teaspoon to make less spicy)
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Cumin
  • ½ Teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Cajun Seasoning (Omit for less spicy)


  • Combine all spices for blackening season. Rub spice mix into each side of catfish filet.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a cast iron skillet and heat skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Cook each side of seasoned catfish in the skillet for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Spray baking dish with non-fat cooking spray and transfer the catfish to a baking dish. Spray each side of the catfish with light butter spray.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Spritz catfish with fresh lemon juice.


**If using pre-made/store bought Blackening Seasoning, use 2 1/2 Tablespoons.**
Nutrition is based on the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Serves 4, 1 Fillet Per Serving- (1 SmartPoint Per Serving) CALORIES: 30 FAT: 3.4 SATURATED FAT: 0 CARBS: 0 FIBER: 0 SUGARS: 0 PROTEIN: 0