I like my catfish to match the color of my heart: black. At least that’s what every girl I just banged has said. Apparently sleeping with someone with no emotion beyond “boy that was fun, but the fact she hasn’t left yet is starting to annoy me” is not nice guy behavior. Who knew? I try to make up for my morally bankrupt existence through my culinary endeavors. Who’s to say that cooking a meal worthy of Jesus, Moses, Mohammed or Yoda can’t redeem oneself? This blackened catfish should at least temporarily make up for my blackened heart.
Total time: approximately 20 minutes
Projected cost: $6
Drinking Buddy: LICK YOUR LIPS MINT JULEP
Ingredients (serves 2):
1. 1 dash garlic salt
2. 1 dash CAYENNE PEPPER
3. 1 dash paprika
4. 1 dash black pepper
5. 1 dash salt
6. 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
7. 2 CATFISH filets
8. 1 tbsp of butter
9. ½ lemon
Mix together the garlic salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, black pepper, salt, ¼ of lemon and red wine vinegar.
Melt the butter and then brush it over the catfish filets. Soak the filets in the spicy blackened marinade (approx 10 min). Grill or pan fry them in oil until the tops “blacken” (approx 3 min per side).
Squeeze the remaining lemon over the fish and serve over RICE or your favorite SALAD.