Cajun-Style Catfish Recipe
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Cajun-Style Catfish Recipe

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These nicely spiced fillets are sure to win you a boatload of compliments! "I got the original recipe from a chef in the culinary arts department of a college where I used to work," recalls reader Dolores Barnas from Basdell, New York.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Refrigerated butter-flavored spray

Nutritional Facts

1 cups: 236 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Spritz both sides of fish with butter-flavored spray. Dip one side of each fillet in spice mixture.
  2. Place spice side down in a large skillet coated with butter-flavored spray. Cook over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cajun-Style Catfish in Light & Tasty June/July 2004 , p11

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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