Skillet Catfish

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Give this simple, but delicious method of cooking catfish a try. The spicy cornmeal rub adds just the right amount of seasoning.

skillet catfish
Number of servings
  • 4


  • 1/8 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 4-ounce catfish filets
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lemon or lime, quartered


    1. Make the spice rub. Put the cornmeal, oregano, cayenne pepper, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper on a plate and combine well.
    2. Dredge both sides of the catfish in the spice mixture.
    3. Put the skillet on the stove and turn the heat to high.
    4. When the skillet is hot, add the oil. Add the fish and cook about 4 minutes on each side, until browned and cooked throughout.
    5. Serve right away garnished with lemon or lime wedges.

    Number of Servings 4, Serving Size 1 (4 oz.) piece, Calories 150, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 65 mg, Sodium 340 mg, Total Carbohydrates 5 g, Fiber 1 g, Total Sugars 0 g, Includes 0 g Added Sugars, Protein 19 g, Vitamin D 14 mcg, Calcium 27 mg, Iron 1 mg, Potassium 420 mg


  • Try substituting with cod or tilapia for a delicious variety.