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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Directions

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

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  • 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
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2012
Absolutely loved it. Liked it so much I added a picture. My fiance' made Cajun rice and broccoli to go with it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/09/2012
It sound amazing but not a big fan maybe I did it wrong but at least I tried it Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2012
Absolutely loved it. Liked it so much I added a picture. My fiance' made Cajun rice and broccoli to go with it. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2012
This was a good easy and quick to prepare dish. I didn't have hot chili oil so I mixed some cayenne powder into the mustard and mayo mixture; it probably didn't change the end result very much. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/08/2012
It sound amazing but not a big fan maybe I did it wrong but at least I tried it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2013
I cut way down on the amount of sauce to make it a little healthier. I also used low fat olive oil mayo and Sriracha instead of hot oil. Usually I just use cajun spices but wanted to try something a little different. This was outstanding! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2014
love the it really tasty fast and easy to make Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2013
I substituted the chile oil for a dash of red pepper and paprika. Then I did not have fresh cilantro so I just added some parsley to the mayonnaise mix. During the broiling part after I spread the mayonnaise mix on the fish I added a thin slice of lemon on top of each piece. This was sooo delicious! With the lemon it made it so zesty I bet it would have been great on tacos. The only reason I did not try it on tacos was because it was that good by its self! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/21/2016
Did not like this recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2014
So simple yet fantastic flavor! I laid bacon slices across the fish on top of the onion so I left out the butter. Didn't have hot chile oil so used a little Siracha sauce. Will definitely be making it again soon! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2013
This was great. Instead of catfish I used Swai. Quick and tastey Read More
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