2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons lemon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1½ teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon thyme
4 – 6 catfish fillets
¾ cup unsalted butter, melted

Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, stir together the first 8 ingredients. Dip catfish into melted butter and coat both sides of fish with spice mixture, using about 1 tablespoon of spice mixture for each fillet. Place fish on waxed paper. Place 2 fillets at a time in the hot skillet. Drizzle each fillet with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Cook over high heat about 2 minutes per side or until fish flakes. Serve immediately.