First, chopped veggies.
Then, a spice rub.
And a Julia Child. That is, lots of butter.
The veggies were for a Cajun rice recipe.
The spice rub coated both sides of a couple of catfish filets.
Next, to the barbecue grill, to heat up a black iron skillet.
And then the fish get blackened.
By the way, do NOT try to do this part on your stove. I don't think any fan, other than an industrial kitchen fan, can keep your smoke detector from going off if you do.
And, at last, it's on the plate and on the table, accompanied by a large ear of corn on the cob, a salad and a nice glass of wine. Bon appetit!
Lest anyone be surprised, it was all delicious.