A lot of folks love a good plate of fish or seafood. Whether it’s fried flounder or shrimp fettuccine or some other dish, seafood can be some of the most delicious food you’ll ever eat. And that includes catfish, even though it’s not from the sea.
Catfish can certainly be battered and fried, but if you’ve never tried blackened catfish, then you have missed out. On today’s Vance Eats segment of The Local Skinny! on WIZS, Trey Snide and Bill Harris had the opportunity to sample some blackened catfish from JR’s Restaurant 39. Blackened Catfish are cooked in a very hot cast iron skillet with butter, black pepper and spices. The black color comes from the burned pepper and spices.
Today’s meal was served with delicious grilled shrimp, perfectly seasoned butter beans, creamy mac and cheese plus hushpuppies but, the highlight was the highly flavorful blackened catfish. The seasoning never overpowered the fish but enhanced it. “I always eat fish with tartar sauce and ketchup but this doesn’t need it,” Harris said of the fish. “It’s delicious,” added Snide.
JR’s Restaurant 39 features daily specials and you can stop by and order the blackened catfish with two sides and see for yourself just how good it is. The restaurant is located at 946 West Andrews Ave. at Crossroads Shopping Center, and they are open Saturday through Monday from 7 to 11 a.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
JR’s Restaurant 39 is an advertising sponsor of WIZS, but this is not a paid ad.