Broiled Catfish Fillets are a southern favorite, broiled to crispy perfection with a Cajun-style cornmeal crust. Topped with a flavor-packed parsley garlic aioli, these Broiled Catfish Fillets are an easy and delicious weeknight dinner. Have a tasty new meal on the table in just 20 minutes!
Inspired by a southern fish fry, this Broiled Catfish recipe captures all the tasty flavors of the original without the greasiness. Catfish fillets are dredged in a spicy cornmeal coating and broiled for a crunchy on the outside coating with a flaky, tender interior. Serve this creole-style favorite with parsley garlic aioli, charred lemons, and a green salad for a fresh and flavorful meal. Look for catfish fillets in the fish department at your local grocery store, or purchase them frozen and thaw in cold water for 30 minutes to an hour.
How to Make Perfect Broiled Catfish
A fish dinner sounds intimidating to make, but this Broiled Catfish Fillets recipe is super easy to follow. You’ll need a GoodCook Silicone Basting Brush and a GoodCook 2.5 Qt Rectangular Ceramic Dish to prep the fish, and a GoodCook Broiler Pan for cooking the fish. Get started on this simple meal now!
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Broiled Cajun Catfish Fillets
Catfish fillets broiled to crispy perfection with a Cajun-style cornmeal crust
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2
- 2 catfish fillets
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- Salt and pepper
- 2 lemons, sliced thin
- Parsley garlic aioli for serving
Preheat the broiler. Lightly grease the GoodCook broiler pan with a neutral tasting oil.
In a small baking dish with high sides, add the Cajun seasoning, cornmeal, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Set Aside.
Pat the catfish fillets dry with a paper towel and lightly season with salt and pepper. Using a pastry brush, brush on a thin layer of mayonnaise on both sides of each fillet. Place each fillet in the cornmeal mixture and coat both sides. Gently Shake off excess.
Arrange the catfish and lemons on the GoodCook broiler pan and place about 4 inches under the broiler. After 3 minutes, flip the fish over and return to the oven for another 3 minutes. Serve with parsley garlic aioli and charred lemon slices.