Zesty Baked Catfish Recipe
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Zesty Baked Catfish Recipe

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This catfish combines common pantry seasonings for a taste that's anything but basic. —Karen Conklin, Supply, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 259 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.


  1. Combine oil and lemon juice; brush over both sides of fillets. Combine the remaining ingredients; rub over both sides of fillets. Place in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Baked Catfish in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p24

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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TheChef-n-Realtor User ID: 7809561 119638
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"Great recipe! However, if you're south of the Mason/Dixon line be prepared to double it! I do not believe I have ever seen a 6oz catfish filet, we normally throw those little guys back. :-)"

ButterMyBiscuit User ID: 4093960 185957
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"Easy, healthy, tasty!"

DEARAGAJ User ID: 2399251 188775
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012 Edited Jul. 21, 2015

"so easy and husband just loved it. i have made this dish several times."

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