Cajun Baked Catfish Recipe
- 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons Cajun or blackened seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
- 2 catfish or tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a shallow bowl, mix the first six ingredients.
- 2. Dip fillets in cornmeal mixture to coat both sides. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with paprika.
- 3. Bake 20-25 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
1 fillet equals 242 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 748 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.
Reviews for Cajun Baked Catfish
"Although originally published several years ago, I saw it for the first time in the April May 2016 issue of Simple & Delicious. This recipe fits both categories, simple and delicious. I used tilapia, and cut the recipe down from 2 to just one serving. Excellent."
"Excellent piece of fish, and you didn't have to fry it"
"This was an easy to prepare dish and the results were delicious!"
"This recipe was wonderful! I used some Chef Paul Prudhomme blackened redfish magic seasoning and the catfish turned out delicious! Will definitely be my go- to catfish recipe!"
"I live in an apartment, so frying in a cast-iron skillet is not really an option. This was great!"
"Out of this world taste!"
"the spice i used made this very spicy and wow was it good! I used atlantic cod for my fish"
"I loved this recipe. I love catfish and need a healthier way to make it other than frying it. My husband can't wait till I make it again."
"I tripled this recipe to make 6 servings and it was excellent. The family approved this one, so thank you for sharing it!"
"Absolutely wonderful! We loved this even though I made one change. I used Emeril's essence instead of cajun seasoning. It was fantastic!"
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.