Catfish Pilaf

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

I made this for a work potluck. Everyone was surprised to find out it had catfish in it. Got many requests for the recipe.

Top Review by nott2339

This recipe is like a Spanish rice with fish flakes. I liked it a lot, but I will reduce the amount of bell pepper to a half cup, and up the onion to 1 cup. I used some jalapeno sauce to splash over my serving to jazz up some spice. Thanks for the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put catfish fillets into a lightly greased oblong baking dish.
  2. Drizzle with melted butter and lemon juice.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
  4. Drain fish, place in a bowl and flake with a fork.
  5. Cook bacon in a skillet; transfer to paper-towel lined plate to drain; crumble and set aside.
  6. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in skillet.
  7. Add green pepper and onion to bacon drippings; cook, stirring constantly, until tender.
  8. Add in bacon, tomatoes, water, rice, pimentos, and salt and pepper; bring to a boil.
  9. Cover, lower heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  10. Add catfish; stir to combine.
  11. Cover and let stand 5-10 minutes.
  12. Serve.

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