Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Here's a wonderful recipe from the Catfish Institute! I know... you can't get much better than fried catfish. But, if you're wanting something different, or maybe you're trying to cut back on the fried foods, give this recipe a try. You won't be sorry! For those who like it hot, substitute Ro*Tel Tomatoes for diced tomatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add bell pepper, onion and garlic, and saute for 2-3 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, oregano, basil and black pepper; bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  5. Place catfish fillets in the sauce, cover, and simmer for 7-9 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Individual fillets with sauce may be served over a bed of cooked rice.
Most Helpful

This is an absolutely amazing recipe! I followed the it exactly and don't really think there's any way to improve it. You can still taste the catfish very well but it mellows the flavor out a little so my family Thanks!

pingpong1218 September 01, 2010

Very easy! Family really liked it!! I added a tablespoon of creole seasoning and used stewed tomatoes(had them in the cabinet) and it turned out great! Will cook this again!!

Jaci'sMoM October 22, 2009

Super easy to make! At first glance it seems a little complicated, but in reality it's simple. I used 2 bell peppers, one green and one yellow, so the dish came out looking beautiful with those colors and the red of the tomatoes. I will definitely make this again for my fiance.

Jersey Strong Girl May 04, 2007