Pan Seared Cajun Bass

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Do you have someone that goes fishing your family? My husband and son like to go fishing on the weekends together. Most of the time they don’t bring home the catch. However, sometimes they do then we cook up some of the catch. Hence, this pan seared cajun bass is fresh caught then pan seared.

Pan Seared Cajun Bass

While my husband and son do fish often they don’t always bring it home. Hence, they like to catch and release but if the fish fits the requirements they might bring it home. Therefore, we are never wasteful and only take what we would eat. Usually one or two fish to pan sear.

Pan Seared Cajun Bass

The bass is freshly caught at the lakes near us. Hence, they don’t bring home pond fish because of run off and it’s just not safe. Additionally, we have a specialty board for just cutting fish on. This way our daughter with fish allergies is safe.

Pan Seared Cajun Bass

Therefore, when my husband and son caught this bass it was brought home and filet. After the bass fish is filet the fish is seasoned with slap ya mama cajun seasoning. Additionally, my husband will use other cajun seasonings but slap ya mama is one he likes the best. The fish is then fried in light olive oil in a cast iron skillet.

Pan Seared Cajun Bass

Lastly, when frying in a cast iron skillet the best way not to burn yourself is to have a handle cover. The best silicone skillet handle cover is the one by Lodge that we use here at home. These pictures above were shot by my son. Honestly, he might have inherited my talent and I can’t wait to see him shoot more!

Pan Seared Cajun Bass

Pan Seared Cajun Bass

Yield: 2 Fish Filets
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Pan seared Cajun bass is a bass seared in light olive oil and Cajun seasoning.


  • 2 filets of Bass fish
  • 2 teaspoons slap ya mama cajun seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Pour olive oil into skillet and turn to medium low heat.
  2. Lay the fish filets out and season with cajun seasoning till lightly covered on top.
  3. Place in oil and cook for 4 to 6 minutes each side until lightly browned. 
  4. The fish will flake when it's correctly cooked. If it doesn't flake it's not done.


May be served with hush puppies and red beans and rice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 470Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 632mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 35g

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  1. This would be perfect with some beans and rice and Perhaps a nice glass of cold sweet tea to wash all that yumminess down!