Shelli's Lemon Pepper Catfish


Catfish in a tangy lemon butter sauce.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • cup chopped green onions

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup lightly packed brown sugar

  • 2 (3 ounce) fillets catfish

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar


  1. Melt butter with olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir green onions, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper in the hot oil until vegetables are softened, about 2 minutes. Stir lemon juice and 1/4 cup brown sugar into green onion mixture, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes more.

  2. Place catfish fillets into the skillet; cook until catfish easily flakes with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer catfish to a plate and pour remaining lemon juice sauce on top. Sprinkle with remaining brown sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

299 Calories
13g Fat
36g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 299
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 309mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 22mg 110%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 469mg 10%

* 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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