Grilled Lemon Pepper Catfish


A deliciously light and flavorful dish full of sweet lemon flavor that is grounded by the savory flavor of garlic and herb seasonings. Perfect for a hot summer night when you want something delicious but light!

close up view of Grilled Lemon Pepper Catfish fillets on a white plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
2 catfish fillets


  • 5 lemons, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon sea salt

  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (8 ounce) fillets catfish

  • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning (such as McCormick®)

  • 2 tablespoons garlic and herb seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash®)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®) (Optional)

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup shredded carrot

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 lemon, quartered


  1. Pour the juice of 5 lemons into a glass bowl; whisk in the sea salt and garlic. Add the catfish fillets, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator 1 to 4 hours.

  2. Preheat the oven's broiler for 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and set the oven rack to the lowest position.

  3. Remove the catfish fillets from the marinade, and shake off excess; discard the remaining marinade. Place the fillets on a broiling pan; sprinkle with the lemon pepper seasoning, garlic and herb seasoning, and Creole seasoning. Arrange the lemon slices over the fillets.

  4. Broil in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 12 to 15 minutes. You may wish to turn the broiler on fully for the last few minutes if you like the edges of the fish blackened. Sprinkle the fillets with shredded carrot and parsley to garnish. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

374 Calories
16g Fat
48g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 374
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 4545mg 198%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 20g 70%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 312mg 1,558%
Calcium 287mg 22%
Iron 36mg 201%
Potassium 1285mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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