I was looking for a recipe for Mexican catfish and wasn't able to find exactly what I wanted, so I made my own version. I wasn't sure what it would end up like, but it tasted great.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir cilantro and garlic into the melted butter; cook about 1 minute.

    Advertisement
  • Season catfish fillets with salt and black pepper; lay gently into the butter mixture. Place a cover on the skillet. Cook fillets 10 minutes, turn, and continue cooking until the fish flakes easily with a fork and is lightly browned, about 10 minutes more. Squeeze lemon juice and lime juice over the fillets to serve.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 21.8g 44% DV; carbohydrates 1.7g 1% DV; fat 19.7g 30% DV; cholesterol 89.4mg 30% DV; sodium 132.8mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2013
I made this with a few changes...I marinaded the catfish in the lime juice about 15 minutes. I baked it in 350 for 25 minutes. I followed everything else. GOOOOOD! fast and easy. Read More
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2013
Made this with tilapia. Easy to make decent flavor. Read More
(1)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2013
I made this with a few changes...I marinaded the catfish in the lime juice about 15 minutes. I baked it in 350 for 25 minutes. I followed everything else. GOOOOOD! fast and easy. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2014
Oh MY GOSH!! I just finished it! It was incredible! I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil. I did it on the stove top. I made homemade guacamole, made some black beans and warm corn tortillas. WOW!!The butter sauce is delicious. This is fast and simple to make and my family and dinner guest loved it! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2014
This was great! I bought some catfish with the intention of making another dish on this website bit just didn't feel like making it anymore. I had to cook the catfish so it wouldn't go bad and was trying to find something easy and flavorful. We used everything BUT lime because we didn't have it on hand. It still came out really great! This also makes great leftovers. We used the juice of two lemons and had it with home made mashed potatoes as a side. Next time I will eat it on a fresh bed of salad greens for lunch. Will make this again. Read More
(4)
Advertisement
Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2013
Made this with tilapia. Easy to make decent flavor. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2013
I made this dish last night. It was easy quick and came out great! I drizzled some of the cilanto butter left over in the pan on the fish as well. 2 out of 3 of my kids liked it:) (haha) Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2013
Very quick and easy and delicious!!!! My both kids enjoyed it and I will definitely make it again. Yummmm! Read More
(1)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2014
Thanks Cyndi! I was looking for a way to oven bake 1 portion (1/2 pound) of a Turbot Filet; a mild white fish. This was perfect & went GREAT w/ the Zesty Quinoa from this site (though I used cous cous not quinoa); both had cilantro & lime & were a fresh/healthy meal after all the Christmas over-eating:) I scaled the portions to one & then per another reviewer suggestion I mixed the sauce (replacing butter w/ olive oil) & marinated the fish for 15 minutes. Then wrapped it in a foil packet (leaving room for air to cirulate a bit) & baked for 12 minutes checking it & did another few minutes until it was to my liking. Thanks! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2020
During a kitchen remodel I found myself with no stove or oven. I made this in a cast iron skillet on the grill. Served with grilled tomatoes and a fresh wedge salad. Magnificent just as the recipe says. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2018
I love the simplicity of this recipe and not breading. Easy and quick and boys loved it! Read More