Crab-Stuffed Catfish Recipe
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Crab-Stuffed Catfish Recipe

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"My family was not big on fish...until I made this dish," Joy McConaghy from Moline, Illinois notes. She stuffs catfish fillets with a delicious mixture of crabmeat, cheese, seasoned bread crumbs and mayonnaise.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed or 1 cup imitation crabmeat, flaked
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 catfish or whitefish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 437 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 182mg cholesterol, 611mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 48g protein .


  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cut each fillet in half widthwise; place two halves in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Press crab mixture onto fillets; top with remaining halves. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 22-26 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Crab-Stuffed Catfish in Cooking for 2 Winter 2005, p45

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Mkpingree 215432
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"This was awesome. I do recommend some lemon wedges as the top fillet of catfish can get dry."

becky6926 143030
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"I have served this before, and it is delicious. My husband loves it."

becky6926 206788
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"What's a good dessert to serve with this?"

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