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Catfish is an easy-to-make, budget-friendly main course fish that will help you create succulent dishes the whole family will love.

Get your fryer ready because we have all the fried catfish recipes you're craving and if you're interested in something lighter we have a lot of recipes that are broiled, pan-sauteed, blackened, or baked, too! So, check out some of our favorite catfish recipes. If you're on a Cajun or Creole kick we have several recipes that will quell your cravings, so serve them up with an ice cold beer or a pitcher of hurricanes and have a party!

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By á-25087

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (27 Votes)
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Servings 6
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 30

  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 6 (4 to 6-ounce) catfish fillets
  • 1/3 cup plain stone-ground yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup masa harina or corn flour
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • peanut oil to fry

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Moist and tender on the inside

Top rated Catfish recipes

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Creamy, rich, and decadent, this recipe for Cajun shrimp and catfish is perfect for those busy weeknights where you...

  • 2 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon low-salt blackening seasoning
  • 1.5-pounds catfish fillets, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup presliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1-pound small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup light Contadina alfredo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 5 1/2 cups long-grain rice, cooked
  • parsley sprigs, optional garnish
4.5/5 (4 Votes)

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Beer-Battered Catfish Tostadas with a Mango-Cabbage Slaw are the perfect hand-held main course or snack that go wit...

  • FISH:
  • 1.5-pounds catfish, sliced into 1-inch pieces, about 24 pieces
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper or chipotle powder
  • 1 (12-ounce) lager-style beer
  • MANGO-CABBAGE SLAW:
  • 4 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 large mango, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 red Fresno or jalapeño peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • TOSTADAS:
  • 8 corn tostadas, homemade or store-bought
  • lemon or lime wedges to garnish
  • hot sauce to drizzle
  • Mexican crema or sour cream to garnish
4.5/5 (12 Votes)

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Substitute red snapper if catfish is unavailable

  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 8-ounces fresh crabmeat or frozen, about 1 cup
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • FISH:
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 4 (4-ounce) catfish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4/5 (1 Votes)

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Blackened Catfish with Compound Butter is the rich, flavorful, and spicy recipe that pairs well with fluffy rice pi...

  • CATFISH:
  • 4 (8-ounce) fresh skinless, boneless catfish fillets
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Creole seasoning
  • whole chives, for garnishing
  • COMPOUND BUTTER:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
4/5 (1 Votes)

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Sprinkle salt over vegetables

  • 6 quarts green tomatoes - cut into fourths
  • 2 quarts chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 1 cup jalapeno peppers - chopped
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1/2 gallon white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. mustard seed
3.9/5 (10 Votes)

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For the Slaw: whisk together the canola oil, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, and sambal in a large bowl

  • For the Slaw:
  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons juice from about 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Sambal chili sauce
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded napa cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • For the Sandwich:
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 catfish fillets, cut in half (about 1 pound total)
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Lime wedges, for squeezing
  • 1 French bread roll, about 16 inches in length
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Toni

  • 3 lb. catfish
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 12-ounce beer
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • salt
  • pepper
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Cajun Beurre Blanc: In heavy saucepan, add all ingredients except butter and cream

  • STUFFING:
  • 6 boneless catfish fillets - (6 oz ea) skinned
  • Lemon for garnish
  • 1/2 pound jumbo lump crabmeat
  • 1 loaf baked cornbread - (3" by 6" by 1")
  • 1 cup chopped cooked spinach
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts toasted
  • 1 tablespoon Creole mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • BREADING FOR FISH:
  • 1 cup seasoned flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups fish fry mix
  • CAJUN BEURRE BLANC:
  • 1 1/2 cups white wine
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 fresh lemon halved
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 1 pound butter cut 1" pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns cracked
  • 1 tablespoon Blackened Seasoning (see below)
  • BLACKENED SEASONING:
  • 1/3 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly-ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 cup salt
5/5 (2 Votes)

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In a shallow dish, combine flour, Parmesan cheese, corn meal, paprika, salt and pepper; set aside

  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 3 Tbs. Cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 4 Catfish Filets
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Parmesan-Pecan Fried Catfish is the crunchy, nutty main course fish dish that pairs beautifully with everything fro...

  • 2 pounds catfish fillets, cut into 1-inch-wide strips
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 2/3 cup plain yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • vegetable oil
  • pickled okra salsa to taste
5/5 (1 Votes)

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In a small, shallow bowl, combine ½ stick melted butter or margarine and 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 or 5 fresh catfish fillets (1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup Italian-seasoned dry breadcrumbs
  • Lemon wedges for garnish
5/5 (1 Votes)

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What To Do Season catfish with Creole seasoning and bake at 350 for 10-minutes

  • Ingredients
  • 3-4 pounds of baked catfish
  • Creole seasoning
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2-3 green onions, chopped
  • Mayonnaise to bind
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
5/5 (1 Votes)

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In a non-reactive bowl, place the fish and sprinkle with lemon juice

  • 2 catfish filets, or tenders
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • oil for frying
  • 1 tbsp seafood spice mix
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • (or Panko, or seasoned bread crumbs)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • mayonnaise
5/5 (1 Votes)

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1. Place buttermilk in large zip freezer bag; add catfish turning to coat

  • 1 C low fat buttermilk
  • 6 6 oz catfish fillets
  • 1 1/2 to 2 t Creole seasoning
  • 3 C cornflakes cereal, crushed
  • Vegetable cooking spray
5/5 (1 Votes)

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