Rating: 4 stars
13 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 4
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  • 1 star values: 2

Simple tasty baked fish recipe with that Cajun kick. Good for any flaky white fish fillets but catfish is the classic. Be careful how you mix the Dijon and the hot sauce, one overpowers the other or the two overpower the fish. I like to sprinkle some strong paprika (i.e. cayenne) at presentation for effect. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
40 mins
15 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Arrange the catfish in a shallow baking dish; season liberally with salt and pepper.

  • Spread onion slices over the fish.

  • Dot fish with butter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.

  • Remove baking dish from oven.

  • Preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Mix the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and hot chile oil together in a bowl.

  • Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the fish.

  • Return the fish to the oven and broil until the sauce is browned and bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

754 calories; protein 34.1g; carbohydrates 7.8g; fat 64.9g; cholesterol 149.6mg; sodium 1163.1mg. Full Nutrition