Pecan-Crusted Catfish Recipe
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Pecan-Crusted Catfish Recipe

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Mustard and dill give this catfish its savory flavor, and the pecan crust lends a delightful crunch. You’ll have dinner on the table in no time with this no-fuss dish from our Test Kitchen.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 cup ground pecans
  • 2 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 341 calories, 23g fat (4g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 333mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the mustard, milk and dill. Place pecans in another shallow bowl. Dip fillets in mustard mixture and then in pecans. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pecan-Crusted Catfish in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p53

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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PhilipTyre User ID: 8218440 218176
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"Extremely easy to prepare! The Dijon and dill do go together nicely, and the pecan crust was nice. I wish it were a bit crispier, so I may try toasting the pecans first or perhaps cutting in breadcrumbs (25% maybe) to see what happens.

Still, a terrific, easy way to prepare fish."

fancyb User ID: 122681 175242
Reviewed May. 31, 2009

"I have some catfish, i am making this tonight.


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