Baked Cajun Catfish

October 12, 2023
Created by Melanie Taylor, MS, RDN, CD
20 mins
Serves 4
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 6 oz catfish fillets
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Preheat oven to 425°F and drizzle 2 tablespoons oil on a large baking sheet. On a large plate, combine cornmeal and Cajun seasoning. Season catfish with salt and pepper, then dredge fish in seasoned cornmeal, pressing to coat.

Place fish on prepared baking sheet and drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Bake until golden and fish flakes easily with a fork, 15 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.


Nutrition per serving: 459 calories; 24g total fat (4g saturated); 501mg sodium; 31g carbohydrates; 2g dietary fiber; 1g total sugar (0g added sugar); 27g protein

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