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Cajun Baked Catfish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

2 servings

This well-seasoned fish nets me compliments from family and friends whenever I serves it. The fish is moist and flakey, the coating crisp, crunchy and flecked with paprika. —Jim Gales, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cajun Baked Catfish Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun or blackened seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 catfish or tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a shallow bowl, mix the first 6 ingredients.
  2. Dip fillets in cornmeal mixture to coat both sides. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with paprika.
  3. Bake until fish begins to flake easily with fork, 20-25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet: 242 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 748mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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