Recipe courtesy of Judy Adams-Smith
Show: The Best Of
Episode: Barbecue Bites
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4 servings


Blackening Seasoning:
Southern Creamy Grits:
Southern Comfort Barbecue Sauce:


Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat for about 10 minutes. Melt butter in the skillet and then pour onto a plate. Dip each fillet in butter so that each side is coated. Sprinkle 1 side of each fillet with blackening seasoning. Place in hot skillet, seasoned side down, and then sprinkle other side generously with blackening seasoning. Cook about 2 minutes or until the underside looks charred. Turn and cook about 2 more minutes or until done.

Spread creamy grits on 4 plates. Squeeze barbecue sauce in diagonal lines over grits. Place fish on top. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Blackening Seasoning:

Combine all spices and mix well.

Southern Creamy Grits:

Bring heavy cream and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add butter, and salt and pepper. Slowly stir in grits and reduce heat. Cook approximately 20 minutes on low heat, stirring frequently. Set aside.

Southern Comfort Barbecue Sauce:

Cook bacon to 3/4 done. Add peppers and onion and saute until tender. Carefully flame with Southern Comfort. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool and transfer to squeeze bottle.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

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