I usually make a quadruple batch of this rub to keep on hand. But for a family of four, 1 lb of catfish is plenty.
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Sweet Paprika
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
1/4 tsp Dried Marjoram
1/2 tsp Dried Thyme
1/4 tsp Cayenne – or to taste, I use just a pinch more than 1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
With a mortar and pestle, grind oregano, Marjoram, Thyme and Kosher Salt
In a small bowl, combine all the herbs, spices, and sugar.
Sprinkle the spice mixture on both sides, go ahead and rub it in to ensure complete and even coverage.
In a large skillet, sauté the sliced garlic in olive oil over moderately high heat, just until golden.
Remove garlic from pan and throw it away,
Add butter to the pan;
Once the foam subsides introduce the fillets to the pan.
Sauté for 4 minutes on each side or until almost cooked through (They will finish cooking after you remove them from the pan)
Serve with vegetable Jambalaya, as I did above.
Although I have to admit, my Jambalaya was not from scratch, I had help from Zatarain's... But if you would like to try an excellent homemade Jambalaya, look no further than Spryte's Place. Incredible!!