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blackened catfish sandwich | superman cooks

Blackened Catfish Sandwich

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Cuisine: Southern American


A light and flaky fish sandwich with has a little heat, however the pineapple salsa helps keep the mouth refreshed.


  • 2 ea 8 ounce catfish filets
  • 2 tbsp cajun or blackening spice
  • 2 Ciabatta buns
  • For the slaw:
  • 1 C shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 C fresh diced pineapple
  • 1/4 C diced red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • juice of a lemon
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • For the sauce:
  • 1/4 C mayonnaise
  • 1/4 C pepper relish


  1. To make the slaw:
  2. Soak the red cabbage in cold water for 10 minutes, then drain.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  4. To make the sauce, simply combine the mayo and red pepper relish.
  5. To make the fish:
  6. Heat a heavy bottom pan on stove on high heat.
  7. Coat both sides of catfish with cajun and spice heavily.
  8. Place catfish in high heated pan and allow to set for 4 minutes and then flip over and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Keep oven vent on and windows open as this may create smoke. This is ok the fish will cook perfectly.
  9. Assemble sandwich with slaw and red pepper tartar sauce and then cut fish in half and suck on bun.