Lime Broiled Catfish Recipe
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Lime Broiled Catfish Recipe

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To serve a reduced-calorie dish that is ready in about 15 minutes. I came up with this fast simple recipe. I think the lime juice adds a different fresh flavor to the mild taste of the fish. —Nick Nicholson, Clarksdale, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Lime slices or wedges, optional
  • Fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 254 calories, 14g fat (0 saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the lime juice, salt if desired, pepper and garlic powder. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Place fillets in a shallow baking pan. Brush each fillet generously with lime-butter sauce. Broil for 5-8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Remove to a warm serving dish; spoon pan juices over each fillet. Garnish with lime slices and parsley if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Lime Broiled Catfish in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p33

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Kimlindsay72 User ID: 8269798 221237
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"So good! Finally something as tasty as frying catfish but healthy. I use olive oil in place of the butter and it's still delicious! Thanks for the recipe."

TessaMB User ID: 6083350 2049
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"quick, easy and used items I had on hand. Great last minute supper when you only have a few minutes to get it to the table! And great tasting too. I used tilapia."

TessaMB User ID: 6083350 5222
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"quick, easy, and has ingredients that most cooks have readily on hand. I used tilapia and had delicious results"

SymCan User ID: 1697183 2967
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2009

"quick and easy. Works well with other fish too. (I used grouper)"

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