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Zesty Baked Catfish

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


  • 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


  • 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 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 259 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • gunslinger
    Oct 19, 2020

    Very flavorful! Easy to make and a good alternative to fried.

  • Paul
    Apr 19, 2020

    I would give this zero if I could. Totally wasted the catfish and none of the family would eat it.

  • RonnieG
    Jul 26, 2017


  • TheChef-n-Realtor
    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. :-)

  • lisagcjackson
    May 26, 2013

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  • xlsalbums
    Feb 10, 2013

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  • ButterMyBiscuit
    Feb 2, 2013

    Easy, healthy, tasty!

    Nov 6, 2012

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