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Blackened catfish with honey glaze being poured on top
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4.73 from 11 votes

Honey Blackened Fish

Made with Cajun Seasoning, fresh fish and a sticky, sweet honey glaze, this Blackened Fish recipe makes for the perfect Creole-inpsired dinner. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun/Creole, soul food, Southern
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 434kcal


For the Blackened Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper

For the Honey Glaze

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp minced garlic

For the Fish

  • 4 fish fillets catfish or tilapia
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup cajun seasoning


For the Blackened Seasoning

  • Mix together all seasonings until completely whisked and blended.

For the Honey Glaze

  • Whisk together all glaze ingredients and set aside.

For the Fish

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  • While pan heats, add melted butter to one shallow dish and add blackened seasoning to another shallow dish.
  • Dip each fillet in melted butter then immediately dredge in blackened seasoning covering both sides. Shake off excess seasoning then place in hot pan.
  • Cook each side for 2-3 minutes. Finally pour honey glaze over fish and place in the oven for 10 minutes then serve.


Aquaculture-raised catfish have a much more consistent taste and none of that unwanted muddiness. Ask your fishmonger where they source their catfish; if they don’t know the answer you shouldn’t be buying it. Try a local fish market; it might be a bit pricier but the quality is much better.
You can also use tilapia or any other boneless fish fillet you desire for this recipe.


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1966mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 9343IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 5mg