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Cajun Baked Catfish Recipe

Cajun Baked Catfish Recipe

Jim Gales’ well-seasoned fish nets him compliments from family and friends in Glendale, Wisconsin whenever he serves it. The fish is moist and flakey, the coating crisp, crunchy and flecked with paprika.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning or blackening seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine cornmeal, Cajun seasoning, thyme, basil, garlic powder and lemon-pepper. Add catfish and shake to coat.
  • 2. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 265 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 812 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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