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Cajun-Style Catfish Recipe

Cajun-Style Catfish Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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