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Blackened Catfish (serves 6)
6 catfish filets
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
I teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespooncrushed dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 stick butter
1/4 cup dry white wine
Juice of 1 lemon

Procedure: Wash filets and pat dry. Set aside. Combine all dry ingredientsin a bowl and set aside. Melt the butter in a pan. Add lemon juice and mix well. Dip the filets in the butter mixture. Sprinkle the filets liberallywith the spice mixture on both sides and set aside. Heat a black iron skillet until very hot. Carefully place the filets in the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. Keep moving filets with a spatula to prevent sticking. When filets are cooked, remove from skillet. Remove skillet from burner. Pour butter mixture into skillet, quickly add the wine and stir. Pour butter mixture over filets and serve immediately