|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: Serves 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 47g||60%|
|Saturated Fat 29g||144%|
|Total Carbohydrate 1g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This is the traditional way to blacken fish in a heavy cast-iron skillet. The advantage of doing it outdoors on the grill is that you won't fill the kitchen with smoke. This recipe is great for outdoor entertaining and camping.
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (melted)
- 6 firm fish fillets (about 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick)
- 3 tablespoons cajun blackening spices
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat grill with heavy cast-iron skillet or griddle in the grill. Get it good and hot, 15 to 30 minutes.
Reserve 12 tablespoons of melted butter for serving and pour the rest into a shallow dish.
Dip each fillet into butter and sprinkle Cajun blackening spices on both sides.
Place into the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the bottom is almost black but not burned.
Carefully flip so fillets do not break.
Pour about a teaspoon of butter on the cooked side and continue cooking about 2 to 3 minutes or until fillet is finished (internal temperature of 150 F).
Remove fish from pan and place onto a large platter or individual plates.
Serve immediately with 2 tablespoons of butter for dipping.
- It's best to cook about 2 fillets at a time. Wipe the skillet clean between each batch of fillets and keep the temperature nice and hot.