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Catfish

From fried and crispy to baked and seasoned, catfish recipes are a unique and spicy addition to any Mardi Gras menu or Cajun-themed meal.

Baked Catfish

Baked Catfish

Baked Catfish

These golden baked fillets have the delicious crunch of batter-fried catfish without the extra calories or prep time. A dash of lemon juice or salsa complements the mild fish nicely.—Kay Bell, Palestine, Texas

Catfish Soup

Catfish Soup

Catfish Soup

"My soup makes a very appetizing meal for two," writes Ruby Williams from Bogalusa, Louisiana. "I don't care for leftovers, and this recipe makes just enough. It's a hit at my house!"

Cajun-Style Catfish

Cajun-Style Catfish

Cajun-Style Catfish

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.
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Catfish with Spiced Fruit Salsa

Catfish with Spiced Fruit Salsa

Catfish with Spiced Fruit Salsa

I frequently serve fish fillets because they're good for my family's health and easy to prepare. I incorporated the homemade salsa into this meal to help us meet our daily fruit quotas.

Catfish with Shrimp Salsa

Catfish with Shrimp Salsa

Catfish with Shrimp Salsa

Catfish are plentiful in the freshwater lake where I live. This is one of my favorite recipes. Cajun seasoning, cumin and coriander spice up the fillets nicely. The colorful corn and shrimp salsa makes an excellent accompaniment. -Denise Wall, Ridgeway, South Carolina

Lemon-Pepper Catfish

Lemon-Pepper Catfish

Lemon-Pepper Catfish

Nothing beats a late supper of grilled catfish after a hard day's work. It's a favorite of our family during the summertime. —Regina Rosenberry, Greencastle, Pennsylvania

Greek Grilled Catfish

Greek Grilled Catfish

Greek Grilled Catfish

Temperatures here on the Gulf Coast are moderate in winter, so we enjoy grilling out all year. My husband, Larry, came up with this recipe by experimenting. Our whole family likes the unique taste of this dish. —Rita Futral, Ocean Spring, Mississippi

Catfish Fillets

Catfish Fillets

Catfish Fillets

Recalls Sharon Stevens of Weirton, West Virginia, "When we visited my grandparents near the Ohio River, my grandmother always made these crisp fillets from Granddad's fresh catch."

Creole Catfish Fillets

Creole Catfish Fillets

Creole Catfish Fillets

In Plantation, Florida, Dave Bremstone rubs catfish fillets with a pleasant mixture of seasonings before cooking them quickly on the grill. The moist fish gets plenty of flavor when served with a spicy sauce and fresh lemon wedges.

Spinach Catfish Skillet

Spinach Catfish Skillet

Spinach Catfish Skillet

"Nestled in a skillet with colorful nutritious carrots and spinach, this catfish fillet comes out perfectly moist," reports Sharon McComas of Kansas City, Missouri. "This skillet supper is no more trouble than heating a frozen dinner—and it tastes so much better!"
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