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Blackened Redfish Recipe: Catch Clean Cook

Blackened Redfish Recipe Catch Clean Cook EP 21

Blackened Redfish:
Catch, Clean & Cook

Blackened Redfish: Catch, Clean & Cook

Join Landed Fishing as we explore Louisiana’s coastal inshore waters in search of the perfect catch. Watch as we hook and reel in the prized Blackened Redfish, before taking you through the process of cleaning and cooking this delicious delicacy.

Cajun style Blackened Redfish Catch and Cook EP21

Blackened Redfish: Catch & Cook

Catching and cooking blackened redfish can be a delightful experience, guaranteeing a fresher and better-tasting meal with a few simple steps.

When fishing, opting for live bait or fresh-cut bait to attract redfish more effectively.

Once caught, clean and fillet the fish, removing any dark meat for a milder taste. For cooking, use high-quality blackening seasoning, or prepare your own mix with a blend of herbs and spices to enhance the flavor.

Preheat the skillet or grill to a high temperature to achieve a perfect sear and create a delicious crust on the fish. Remember not to overcook the redfish; it’s best when still moist and tender inside.

With our expert tips and tricks, you’ll be able to recreate this Cajun-style dish in your own kitchen.

Don’t miss out on this exciting fishing adventure, right here and on our YouTube channel.

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Louisiana Blackened Redfish

Watch Episode 21: Blackened Redfish (Catch & Cook)

Fishing for redfish is thrilling, and preparing blackened redfish is an enjoyable culinary adventure, from catching to cooking.

The reward is a delicious, flavorful meal to share with loved ones by the water.

With our easy-to-follow cooking instructions, you’ll be able to whip up a delicious Cajun-style dish in no time.

Cajun Blackened Redfish Recipe

Light – Blackened Redfish Recipe

A simple and lighter blackened redfish recipe option using butter, garlic, and Prudhomme’s Redfish Magic seasoning (link to buy on AMZN):

simple southern style blackened redfish

Blackened Redfish Ingredients:

Easy Redfish Recipe with a skillet

2 redfish fillets, about 1 inch thick

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons garlic, minced

2 teaspoons (or as desired) Prudhomme’s Redfish Magic seasoning

Cajun style, pan fried blackened Redfish

Redfish Cooking Instructions:

Redfish Recipes: Skillet

preheat skillet over high heat

Preheat a non-stick skillet over high heat for about 5 minutes.

washed and towel dried redfish filets
Rinsed and Dried Redfish Filets

While the skillet is heating up, pat the redfish fillets dry with a paper towel.

melted butter and garlic baste for blackened redfish
Melted Butter and Garlic Baste

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.

buter garlic baste blackened redfish

Use melted butter + garlic and generously coat prepped, cleaned and dried redfish filets.

prepped and seasoned blackened redfish fish filets
Seasoned Redfish Filets

Once covered season both sides with Prudhomme’s Redfish Magik seasoning.

Grilling Blackened Redfish in Skillet
Grilling Blackened Redfish in Skillet

Once the skillet is hot (high heat), carefully place the seasoned redfish fillets in the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the seasoning is blackened and the fish is cooked through.

If your fillets are thicker than 1 inch, you may need to finish cooking them in the oven. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and transfer the skillet to the oven for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the fish is fully cooked through.

Louisiana blackened redfish plate
Cooked Louisiana Blackened Redfish

Serve immediately, drizzling the garlic butter over the top of the fish.

Cooking Safely

Disclaimer: If you’re using thicker redfish fillets, it’s important to ensure that they are fully cooked through before serving. If needed, finish cooking them in the oven to avoid serving undercooked fish.

6 Tips for Cooking Blackened Redfish

Here are some general safety warnings to keep in mind:

Cook in a well-ventilated area:

Cooking blackened fish can produce smoke, which can be harmful if inhaled. Always cook in a well-ventilated area, such as an open kitchen with an exhaust fan or outdoors.

Use protective gear:

Protect your hands, arms, and eyes by wearing oven mitts and safety glasses. Hot oil can splatter and cause burns, and spices can irritate the eyes.

Keep a fire extinguisher nearby:

Cooking on high heat can increase the risk of a fire. Always keep a fire extinguisher nearby, and know how to use it in case of an emergency.

Don’t overcrowd the pan:

Overcrowding the pan can cause the fish to steam instead of blacken, leading to a mushy texture and increased risk of burning. Cook the fish in batches if necessary, and make sure there is enough space between each piece.

Use a high-heat oil:

Choose an oil with a high smoke point, such as vegetable or canola oil, to prevent the oil from burning and smoking.

Don’t leave the pan unattended:

Stay close to the pan while cooking and don’t leave it unattended. Blackening fish requires high heat and can cook quickly, so keep a close eye on it to prevent burning or smoking.

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