Catfish Recipes

From traditional southern fried catfish to healthy baked catfish dishes, you'll love our top rated recipes.

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Carrie's Catfish Larue

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Something new to do with catfish besides deep frying it! A yummy blend of tomatoes and italian seasonings make this a mild fish dish. Great if you don't care for that sometimes overpowering catfish taste. For a stronger fish flavor, try making the sauce separately and serving over grilled catfish!

Catfish Creole

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This dish tastes just like the authentic version except it's lower in calories and fat and is a quick recipe to make.

Catfish Saint James

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Easy and delicious baked catfish. The key is to marinate the filets overnight.

Cajun Catfish Supreme

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I entered this recipe in a large neighborhood Cajun party contest, and won first prize. It is an unusual, but delicious way of preparing catfish.
By Lu

Will's Spicy New Orleans Catfish Fries

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Discovered this recipe while I was a consultant to one of the long time landmark New Orleans restaurants 20 years ago. It's still my all-time favorite catfish recipe and I have closely guarded the recipe till now. I hope others will enjoy it as much as I have.

Catfish Etouffee

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This will settle that Cajun craving. My husband asks for this repeatedly. He never gets tired of it!!

Southern Fried Catfish

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Fried catfish is a Southern tradition, along with buttermilk hush puppies and buttermilk coleslaw. Try these traditional foods together.

Lemon Pepper Catfish

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This is the best way to cook catfish. If you love fish, you will just love this recipe.

Cajun Blackened Catfish

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This is a recipe that I obtained from a very good Cajun friend who is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. His family adopted me (friendly) many years ago and we have swapped Cajun and Creole recipes through the years.

Fried Catfish Nuggets

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Chunks of golden brown, crispy catfish! Serve with ketchup or tartar sauce.

Oven-Fried Catfish

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This recipe is a great alternative to pan-fried catfish. A combination of cornmeal and a variety of spices gives this recipe a savory kick in less than 30 minutes.

Barlow's Blackened Catfish

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Cajun catfish served up with just the right touch of spices and flavor. This entree is perfect for a quick, excellent way to taste the unique flavor of catfish mixed with the traditional method of down south cooking, just without all the fat. Serve on top of white rice.

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Barlow's Blackened Catfish

"Amazing. Baked for 15 minutes and it came out perfect!" – fox_ebooks

Kerr Lake Catfish Stew

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When my children were young, we camped most weekends in the summer. Saturday night was usually 'catfish night' with fish straight from the lake into the pot or pan. This was a real quickie favorite.