Oven-Baked Lemon Catfish

"You can use about 1 tablespoon fresh dill in place of the dried if desired. I add in about 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese to the breadcrumb mixture but that is optional. This is also good with other meaty fish fillets too! Double the recipe for more than 4 fillets."
photo by PaulaG photo by PaulaG
photo by PaulaG
photo by Simply Sizzlin wSue photo by Simply Sizzlin wSue
photo by Marsha D. photo by Marsha D.
photo by *Parsley* photo by *Parsley*
Ready In:
4 fillets




  • Set oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil then spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl mix the fine dry breadcrumbs with seasoned salt black pepper and cayenne.
  • In a bowl combine the mayo, buttermilk, lemon rind, lemon juice, dill and garlic until well combined.
  • Brush the fillets on both sides with the mayo mixture.
  • Coat evenly with the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Place the fillets into prepared baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with more seasoned salt and black pepper if desired.
  • Bake for about 20-22 minutes or until the fish flakes with a fork.

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  1. Simply Sizzlin wSue
    Yes, loved it !! Delish ! Will make again....I added a bit of Smoked Paprika...also used Greek yogurt instead of Mayo...for health reasons. All the same, wouldn't of put it together this way without this recipe. Thank you !
  2. mama smurf
    My review didn't post so here I go again....made this for Zaar Cookbook Tag and I cut the recipe in half and like Parsley added a little sugar to the lemon mixture and used fresh dill and some fresh Parmesan cheese as you recommended. Delicious! Thank you again for a wonderful dish!
  3. Carol417
    What did I do wrong I was so excited with this recipe and my dish tasted bland.
  4. Koechin Chef
    This recipe is delicious! I made it both with catfish and tilapia. Thanks for posting.
  5. Marsha D.
    Delicious catfish recipe! Our fillets were nice and moist. We liked the flavor of the lemon,dill and minced garlic. I used seasoned breadcrumbs for that was all I had on hand. I made recipe#280997 to go along with the fish. Thank You for sharing the recipe!



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