Famous Dave's Blackened Catfish and Shrimp

Famous Dave's Restaurant Recipe

1 cup Famous Dave's Cajun Dynamite Dust Seasoning
4 catfish fillets
12 shrimp (26-30 count), peeled
2 tablespoons butter

Place the Cajun Dynamite Dust seasoning on a flat plate. Coat each catfish fillet and shrimp with seasoning. Using your hands, rub the seasoning into the fish and shrimp.

Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot, add butter and heat until sizzling. Add catfish and shrimp and pan fry until blackened on both sides, turning once or Pan fry catfish and shrimp as directed over hot coals on a grill outside. Serve on a bed of  Red Beans and Rice.

Cajun Dynamite Dust Seasoning:
1/2 cup paprika
6 tablespoons kosher salt
1/4 cup coarsely ground black pepper
3 tablespoons basil
3 tablespoons fil powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons dry mustard
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons cayenne (reduce by 1/2 if you want it mild)
2 tablespoons white pepper
2 tablespoons dried thyme

Makes 2 1/2 cups seasoning mix.
Mix all ingredients together.
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.