Then, take one piece of catfish, lay it on top of the corn meal/spice mixture, close the bag up, and shake it for about 30-45 seconds, or until is well covered. Set it aside on a baking sheet, covered in aluminum foil and sprayed with some non-stick spray. Do this for each piece of fish, until all of it is covered in the spice/corn meal mixture.
After all of your fish is coated, set it in the fridge for about 15 minutes, to let the coating set up. You could also do this in the morning, leave for work, and your supper is half way finished by the time you get home!
When you're ready for supper, pull the fish out, and turn your broiler on; I like my fish with the crust
Just before you put your fish in the oven, give the tops a quick spray with non-stick spray! Put your fish under the broiler for 7 minutes (or 8-9 if your fish is on the second highest shelf setting). After the 7 minutes, pull the fish out, and carefully flip it over, give it another spray with the non-stick spray, and put it back under the broiler for another 7 minutes (or 8-9)! These are the pictures of the fish before they go into the oven, and again, after the first 7 minutes.
After the first 7 minutes, the fish is flipped over and sprayed with non-stick spray, and go back in for the next cooking time!
After the second 7 minute go 'round with the broiler, the fish is nicely blackened; instead of tasting burnt, the blackened corn meal has a really nice, smoky taste. Don't be afraid of this! For as easy as this fish is to put together, there is really a lot of nice flavor; give this a squirt of fresh lemon juice, and you have yourself a lovely southern treat!