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Lemon-Pepper Catfish

Though catfish is tender enough to be quickly sautéed, its firm flesh also stands up well to the grill. This recipe works best with thicker fillets.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1-2 teaspoons finely crushed black peppercorns

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 catfish fillets (about 1 pound total)

1 lemon cut into 4 wedges


  1. Whisk together lemon juice, oil, pepper and salt in a shallow nonreactive dish. Add catfish and turn to coat with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill or broiler.
  3. Grill or broil fish on a lightly oiled rack, turning once, until the fish is opaque, about 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Serve with lemon wedges.