Lenten Food Porn- Blackened Fish ala Danny

blackened redfish is a classic iconic dish. a firm fleshed fish is dipped in meted butter, covered in a LIBERAL amount of “blackening seasoning” and places in a super hot cast iron pan.

the problem with cooking this is that it produces a TON of smoke. so much so that most people cook it outside.

well, i have a MUCH simpler method to making this delicacy and you won’t even need to turn off the smoke detectors. let’s get started, you’ll need.

a firm fleshed fish. i flakier filets tend to fall apart. i like redfish, talapia, and mahi.
4-6 TBS butter melted
“blackening seasoning” you can buy it at most stores. i use what i have in the pic below.

firstly, let the fish get close to room temperature. most people make a HUGE mistake in buttering and seasoning a cold fish and cooking it. this shocks the meat and will cause it to get tough. when it’s close to room temperature and you heat it, it allows the moisture to distribute throughout the fish. good it? good.

melt the butter and brush the entire fish. season the top of the fish LIBERALLY with seasoning. place a oven rack as high to the broiler as you can. once the oven has had time to heat (about 10 minutes) place the filets under the broiler for about 4-5 minutes (depending on how thick the filet- the talapia needs to cook for about 4 minutes, a thicker slice of mahi about 6-7), remove from oven, let them sit for 3-4 minutes, place and enjoy. c’est si bon.

the great thing about “blacking” is you can use it on chicken, shrimp, and near ANY meat dish. next time you make fettucini alfredo top it with some sliced blacked chicken strips to blackened shrimp. it adds a whole new dimension to the meal. personally, i like to top blackened redfish with crawfish étouffée.

stay up.

i use this shit right here. made by the man that originated the dish. but use whatever you can get.

i use this shit right here. made by the man that originated the dish. but use whatever you can get.

i'll post a pic of how mine came out later. i'm not cooking it until before i go to work tomorrow.

i’ll post a pic of how mine came out later. i’m not cooking it until before i go to work tomorrow.



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