While looking for more and more ways to prepare our beloved catfish we often want healthier options but at same time we don’t want to sacrifice texture or flavor. This healthy catfish recipe takes care of all of these things and your sure to love it. You have to try this oven broiled catfish recipe the next time catfish is your menu choice. Broiled catfish is one of the more healthy ways to prepare this great fish and this recipe not only packs lots of great flavor but also offers a great texture for your catfish fillets. Why sacrifice all of the flavors and textures you enjoy when you don’t have to. So add this great catfish recipe to your list and you won’t be disappointed.
4 Catfish Fillets (approx. 1-1.5 lbs)
1 cup Dry Breadcrumbs (Italian seasoned)
1/2 Stick Butter Melted (can sub Margarine)
2 tblespoons Lemon Juice
Lemon Wedges (garnish)
Preheat your oven broiler. In a shallow pan or bowl combine your melted butter and lemon juice and combine well. In a seperate small pan or bowl add your breadcrumbs. Now take each catfish fillet and first dredge them in the breadcrumbs coating lightly , then into your butter and lemon juice mixture, and then back into your breadcrumbs coating well. Now spray your broiler pan rack well with non stick spray or cover with coated aluminum foil and place down your catfish fillets. Place your fish 5 to 6 inches away from the heat and cook with oven door partially open for 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily using a fork.
(Remember to monitor the cooking carefully as all broilers differ in effectiveness and if you find your fish is darkening a little too quickly you may want to flip it halfway through cooking process.)
Once completed remove and serve hot along with lemon wedges.