Baked Catfish

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
2 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 (7 to 8-ounce) catfish fillets
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 4 ounces dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Paprika
Directions

Season fish with salt and pepper. Place fish in oval casserole dish. Melt 4 ounces butter in small sauce pan. Add wine and remaining ingredients, except the paprika. Simmer about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and spoon over fish. Now sprinkle paprika over fish. Bake fish in 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the fish is done.


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Excellent recipe even if the quantities and times are way off. I'll add to the chorus of "too much butter, needs to bake longer." I used 4 fillets, basil instead of cilantro, cayenne instead of black pepper (hey, I'm Cajun), and baked for 20 minutes at 375. I had about 4 times as much liquid as I needed, but I saved a bunch to use again, so it's not a bad thing. Very, very tasty fish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. First time eating and cooking wild catfish. I decreased the butter like some of the other reviewers. My husband doesn't care for fish, but he enjoyed this recipe. Can't wait to go fishing again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have made it with catfish and talapia, nice recipe. Decreased butter to 2-3 oz, decreased wine to 2 oz, doubled lemon juice and added zest. Reduced sauce longer to thicken, used dried cilantro. Easy and tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. Be sure to use U.S. Farm-Raised catfish. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is a bit too much butter, the fish kind of is floating in a pool of butter. Tasty? yes. Personally, I am a big fan of catfish and to me this is a fish that is meant to be fried. There is no baked catfish recipe on earth that holds a candle to good, fried catfish. I think I would opt for talapia or some other light white fish with this recipe. Anyhow, was good for a change. Also, maybe my catfish was a bit thicker but I had to bake almost 20 minutes before it was fork tender all the way through. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My picky eaters loved it! Definitely saved the recipe for future cooking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty dish, but too much liquid! I double the recipe (for four filets and it was far, far too much. I also added a bit of lemon zest from the fresh squeezed lemon. The cilantro is a very nice touch to this dish. Our guests loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
great recipe! my husband loved it! only thing is maybe i would use less butter. also i would love to know how many calories are in dishes on these recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoyed this dish very much. I would definitely decrease the butter and increase the lemon. If your fillets are thick or you are using more than two, then you will need to cook it longer than the time required. I was cooking three and they were fairly thick. After thirty min. I started checking the texture and color of the fish. All in all loved the dish and will definitely cook this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and fast recipe. My VERY picky family loved it. I baked the fish for 20 min and my fillets were not thick. Definitely needed more than the 12 min suggested. Will use again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe! It was really quick and easy, all of the ingredients were in the house and it was another alternative to fried catfish! Tasted like a restaurant recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I started fishing in April this year, and found a spot where we get 5-10 catfish every time between 3-8 lbs each. My favorite way to eat them used to be fried in a sandwich until I tried this recipe. My wife is lucky if I cook a handfull of times during the year, but when I do it is not the usual everyday meals. Last night I decided to find a recipe for baked catfish and found this one. Both of us loved it. The sauce was really EASY to prepare and TASTY (I added THYME. Cook it for about 25 MINUTES though. With all the catfish I'm getting, this recipe will become pretty popular in my kitchen. Ate it with broccoli, but will go PERFECT with TOSTONES, steamed veggies or rice. Sorry I wrote too much, but it was SO GOOD I signed up just to let everyone know. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely one of my favorite recipes...tasted better than some restauraunts and it was easy to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for our family of four and everyone liked it. The kids & hubby aren't really fish lovers, but I heard no complaints about this dish. I used about 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, Chardonnay and left out the cilantro. The sauce ended up tasting like a scampi and I can't wait to try it with using fresh shriimp. Next time I'll probably cut the amount of butter in half since we try to eat healthy. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed it. Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great, will cook... it again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this using 1/2 the recipe and catfish nuggets. This was EXCELLENT! I will surely use it again. Do use FRESH garlic and lemon juice. THANKS! Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never tried baked fish before and I am oh so glad I tried this recipe out it was so good. I highly recommend you try it if you haven't already. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved that this was so easy and so tasty. There was so much sauce that we used the extra a few days later. My daughter likes this better than pan fried catfish and I like that it's an easy cleanup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is pretty good. I did have to cook the fish about five minutes longer for it to be really flaky, but it was still incredibly moist. The sauce is really tasty. Its a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The sauce came out awesome, but the fish wasn't so hot. I probably could have left them in the oven for a little longer than what the directions called for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I forgot to pick up some oil from the store... trying something different.. I'll try it with less butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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