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Flavorful Catfish Fillets

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
"This is the best catfish ever!" applauds Ellen De Munnik of Chesterfield, Michigan. "It's fast to prepare...and the cayenne adds a little zip," Her golden cornmeal and herb coating keeps the fillets moist and gives them traditional appeal without the fat that comes from frying.
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  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound catfish fillets
  • Lemon wedges, optional


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk buttermilk and mustard until blended. In another bowl, combine cornmeal and seasonings. Dip fillets into buttermilk mixture, then into cornmeal mixture.
  2. Place 1 in. apart on a wire rack coated with cooking spray. Place rack on a baking sheet. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. If desired, serve with lemon.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked fish: 204 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 623mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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