Cajun-Baked Catfish

Makes 8 servings, 4 ounces each

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  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 8 catfish fillets (about 4 ounces each)
  • 2 Tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • ¼ cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Wash your hands well with soap and hot water.
  3. Cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  4. Use a spoon or brush to coat the foil with oil.
  5. Put the cornmeal and black pepper in a shallow dish or plate. Mix with hands.
  6. Press each fillet into the cornmeal mixture. Make sure both sides are coated.
  7. Place the coated fillets onto the foil-covered baking sheet. Place them rounded-side up.
  8. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning mixture on top of the fillets.
  9. Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the fillets.
  10. Place the baking sheet in the oven.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes. The fillets are done when the crust is golden brown and the fish flakes with a fork.
  12. Serve the fillets while they are hot.
  13. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.