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Baked Herb Catfish Recipe

Baked Herb Catfish Recipe

Spice up August, National Catfish Month, with these well-seasoned fillets. A healthy twist on batter-fried catfish, the baked entree cuts the calories and saves the flavor. —Kathy Giannone, West Henrietta, NY
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Directions

  • 1. Combine the first seven ingredients; sprinkle over fillets on both sides. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine the lemon juice, butter and garlic; drizzle over fillets.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 249 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 706 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.