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BLT Catfish Sandwiches Recipe

BLT Catfish Sandwiches Recipe

A classic gets a rockin' new twist with lemon-grilled catfish and tangy chili sauce instead of mayo. I love to serve these sandwiches with sweet red pepper strips and grilled potato wedges. They're always a huge hit! —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 8 cooked bacon strips
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 thin slices tomato
  • 4 slices red onion


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the chili sauce, ketchup, pepper sauce and 2 tablespoons lemon juice; set aside.
  • 2. Drizzle remaining lemon juice over fillets; sprinkle with lemon-pepper and salt. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • 3. Grill catfish, covered, over medium-hot heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • 4. Layer four slices of toast with catfish, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion. Spread sauce mixture over remaining toast slices; place on top. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 465 calories, 20 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 1,069 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 39 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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