BBQ Spice Catfish and Cheese Grits

Ingredients: Catfish Filets, Lemon, Coarse Salt, Vegetable Oil or Corn Oil (for Frying), Milk or Buttermilk, Egg, Apple Cider Vinegar, SWEEETHEAT Southern BBQ Blend, Self Rising Flour, Yellow Cornmeal, Chicken Broth, Whole Milk, Unsalted Butter, Coarse Grits, Salt, Pepper, Cream Cheese

At SWEEETHEAT we believe we are more than just sauces and rubs. Keeping this in mind, we are always looking for ways to bring you new recipes that showcase the versatility of our products. And when you think of versatility, there’s nothing more versatile than fried fish and grits. Like its cousin recipe, shrimp and grits, this fried catfish and grits recipe can be served any time of day and for any occasion! Keep it in your pocket for an upcoming brunch with family or friends, if you’re hosting a summer fish fry, or if you’re looking to deviate from your normal dinner plan.

This SWEETHEAT recipe features catfish dipped in a blend of buttermilk and vinegar then drudged in a mixture of flour, cornmeal, and SWEEETHEAT’s Southern BBQ Blend. The catfish filets are deep fried until crispy and golden brown and served on top of our extra special savory, creamy, and cheesy grits. Take the flavor profile of this dish to the next level, by drizzling your bowl with a little bit of SWEEETHEAT Spicy Homey Honey BBQ Sauce and garnishing with green onions. 


SWEEETHEAT’s Southern BBQ Blend is an all purpose spice blend made with real dark brown sugar, garam masala, coriander, ancho chili powder, cayenne pepper, and more! This sweet and savory spice blend with a hint of heat is an excellent pairing for poultry, pork, and as this recipe suggests your seafood dishes.  If you’re looking for other Southern-inspired recipes to bring to life with SWEEETHEAT barbecue sauces and rubs – check them out below: 

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