Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
Just say NO to any farm raised fish!
I cooked the fish on the stove top in a cast iron skillet, not on a grill rack. Crispy, flaky, and delicious. I served with my Cheesy Rice Casserole.
My family enjoyed it. They normally don't care for catfish, but this recipe tasted very good. After each batch, I wiped the iron skillet clean so the leftover remnants wouldn't burn during the next batch. I was able to cover 4 lbs of catfish with the coating. I didn't use thyme or basil and only used black pepper because that's all I had on hand. Also, I used my stove slightly above a medium heat rather than using the skillet on the grill. The filets cooked for about 5 minutes on each side.
I followed the recipe exactly, using the lesser amounts of the peppers. It turned out great, but I may use 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper next time to turn up the heat a little. Also, I pan fried the fish using the full amount of butter instead of grilling. Yummy!
Use the full amount of butter or your fish will stick to the pan! This has a great flavor.