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Easy Catfish Recipes

Certainly! Here are a couple of easy and delicious catfish recipes that you can try:

  1. Pan-Fried Catfish Fillets:


  • 4 catfish fillets
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil (vegetable or canola) for frying
  • Lemon wedges for garnish (optional)


  1. In a shallow dish, combine the cornmeal, flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Heat about 1/2 inch of cooking oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Dredge each catfish fillet in the cornmeal mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  4. Carefully place the coated catfish fillets into the hot oil. Fry for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 145°F (63°C).
  5. Remove the catfish fillets from the skillet and place them on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  6. Serve hot with lemon wedges for garnish if desired.
  7. Baked Lemon Herb Catfish:


  • 4 catfish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Lemon slices for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, lemon juice, dried thyme, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Place the catfish fillets in a baking dish.
  4. Pour the lemon herb mixture over the catfish fillets, ensuring they are well coated.
  5. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the catfish flakes easily with a fork and is cooked through.
  6. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh parsley before serving.

These recipes provide two simple and flavorful ways to prepare catfish. You can serve them with your choice of side dishes, such as coleslaw, rice, or steamed vegetables, for a complete meal. Adjust the seasonings to your taste preferences, and enjoy your catfish dish! 

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