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Cajun Pecan Catfish

This is one of our favorite recipes. It's quick, easy and delicious. Just serve with a side salad, biscuits and mixed fruit for dessert. We like it a lot for Christmas Eve. —Jan Wilkins, Blytheville, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)


  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a small bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, Cajun seasoning and thyme. In another bowl, combine pecans, cheese, bread crumbs, parsley and 1 tablespoon of the oil mixture.
  • Place catfish in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Brush with remaining oil mixture. Spread pecan mixture over fillets. Bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, 10-15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 377 calories, 28g fat (5g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 277mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • debpenns
    Nov 24, 2020

    being from the south we love Catfish!! this was a amazing twist on the basic cornbread catfish! the creole seasoning is amazing!! Deb P VFE

  • Lois
    Jun 24, 2020

    Delish! Dis Cajun girl likes it spicy yeah, so I added about 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning to crumb mixture and subbed ground pork rinds for breadcrumbs to keep it keto.

  • janwilkins
    Dec 28, 2016

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  • veggiemama
    Jun 5, 2016

    Fabulous! I used tilapia and it was excellent.

  • LibbiPeach
    Apr 19, 2012

    very nice, tasty, easy recipe. I would definitely make it again.