Simple Catfish A La Flat Top 
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  • 4 Large Fresh Catfish Fillets (U.S. Farm Raised Catfish . . . NOT Chinese Catfish!)
  • The "Bam" Chef's Essence
  • Lemon and Parsley Butter
Rinse Catfish fillets and season liberally with the "Bam" Chef's Essence.  Lightly oil your cast iron flat top and put it outside on your bbq grill set to medium high heat.  Once the flat top is hat place the fish on the hot flat surface.  Cook for 4-7 minutes.  Flip.  Another 4-7 minutes.  Cook time varies depending on heat and thickness of fish.  Remove from heat and top each fillet with one slice of  lemon parsley butter.  Enjoy!

I use Emeril's Original Essence on this recipe.  In fact, I love it on most seafood.

Here is how he makes it:


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
Catfish 1

Finished Catfish
The finished product.  Delicious.
Seasoned Catfish
Seasoned Catfish
Grilling Catfish
Catfish on the flat top.
Grilling Catfish 2
Catfish after being flipped.  The seasoning is red and creates a nice color.  Bits of the seasoning and fish may crisp up.  This is okay.
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