Pearl’s Famous Blackened Fish

Pearl’s Famous Blackened Fish
October 24, 2016 Sterling Cryder

At Pearl’s, we love blackened seasoning! Today we are sharing a recipe for blackened fish but the seasoning itself tastes great on everything – shrimp, chicken, steak, pork and even vegetables.

Pictured above: Redfish served over crawfish ettouffee from Pearl’s Oyster Bar

Pearl’s Blackened Seasoning Ingredients:

1 Cup Paprika
1/3 Cup Salt
1/3 Cup Cayenne Pepper
8 tsp. Thyme
1/3 Cup Onion Powder
1/3 Cup Garlic Powder
1/4 Cup Black Pepper
1/4 Cup White Pepper
8 tsp. Oregano

Combine all ingredients until well blended and voilà – let the blackening food adventures begin…

Blackened Fish Directions:

  1. Place a cast iron skillet over medium heat and heat until very hot.
  2. While cast iron skillet is getting hot, melt butter in a sauté pan. When pan is very hot dredge your fish in the melted butter to coat. (Note: Use a firm textured fish so it does not flake apart while cooking.)
  3. Then dredge your fish in the blackening seasoning making sure it is well coated.
  4. Place the fish on the heated skillet and pour a tablespoon of butter over each piece of fish let cook without moving for 2 minutes, then turn over and complete cooking. This will cause lots of smoke, so be sure to ventilate well.

Pro tip: Be sure your pan is smoking hot before blackening your food.