Cilantro Lime Catfish


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 servings


  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ teaspoon chopped garlic

  • 5 (5 ounce) fillets catfish

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • ½ lime, juiced


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

  2. 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 (per serving)

272 Calories
20g Fat
2g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 387mg 8%

* 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.