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Ready in a mere 20 minutes, these delicious cornmeal-crusted catfish fillets will soon become a family favorite. Serve with oven roasted potatoes and steamed green beans.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1993


Recipe Summary

20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat broiler. Lightly oil a wire rack large enough to hold fish in a single layer. Place the rack on a baking sheet.

  • Whisk buttermilk and mustard in a medium bowl until smooth. Combine cornmeal, salt and paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, cayenne pepper and black pepper in a shallow dish. Dip each fillet in the buttermilk mixture, turning to coat. Transfer to the cornmeal mixture, turning to coat completely. Place the fillets on the prepared rack; they should not touch.

  • Broil 4 inches from the heat source until the fish is opaque in the center, about 3 minutes per side. Serve hot with lemon wedges.


Tip: The catfish-farming industry has grown in the U.S. and the quality of the fish has improved. Farmers raise catfish sustainably in closed pens and feed them a mostly vegetarian diet. If you're wary of fish but enjoy bold flavors, this is a good recipe to help you get more heart-healthy fish into your diet.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 23.4g; carbohydrates 10.3g; dietary fiber 1.5g; sugars 0.8g; fat 8.9g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 78.2mg; vitamin a iu 288.1IU; vitamin c 2.5mg; folate 16.2mcg; calcium 19.3mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 29.1mg; potassium 459mg; sodium 610.6mg.

1/2 starch, 3 1/2 lean meat