Cajun Baked Catfish Dijon Recipe -
Cajun Baked Catfish Dijon Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Cajun Baked Catfish Dijon

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"Simple tasty baked fish recipe with that Cajun kick. Good for any flaky white fish fillets but catfish is the classic. Be careful how you mix the Dijon and the hot sauce, one overpowers the other or the two overpower the fish. I like to sprinkle some strong paprika (i.e. cayenne) at presentation for effect. Garnish with lemon wedges."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Arrange the catfish in a shallow baking dish; season liberally with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread onion slices over the fish.
  4. Dot fish with butter.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove baking dish from oven.
  7. Preheat the oven's broiler.
  8. Mix the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and hot chile oil together in a bowl.
  9. Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the fish.
  10. Return the fish to the oven and broil until the sauce is browned and bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes.
  11. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 19, 2012

Absolutely loved it. Liked it so much I added a picture. My fiance' made Cajun rice and broccoli to go with it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 08, 2012

It sound amazing but not a big fan maybe I did it wrong but at least I tried it

Jun 01, 2012

This was a good, easy and quick to prepare dish. I didn't have hot chili oil so I mixed some cayenne powder into the mustard and mayo mixture; it probably didn't change the end result very much.

Apr 07, 2013

I cut way down on the amount of sauce to make it a little healthier. I also used low fat olive oil mayo and Sriracha instead of hot oil. Usually I just use cajun spices, but wanted to try something a little different. This was outstanding!

Jun 24, 2014

love the it really tasty , fast and easy to make

Nov 03, 2013

I substituted the chile oil for a dash of red pepper and paprika. Then I did not have fresh cilantro so I just added some parsley to the mayonnaise mix. During the broiling part, after I spread the mayonnaise mix on the fish I added a thin slice of lemon on top of each piece. This was sooo delicious! With the lemon it made it so zesty, I bet it would have been great on tacos. The only reason I did not try it on tacos was because it was that good by its self!

Oct 09, 2014

So simple, yet fantastic flavor! I laid bacon slices across the fish, on top of the onion, so I left out the butter. Didn't have hot chile oil, so used a little Siracha sauce. Will definitely be making it again soon!

Jan 07, 2013

This was great. Instead of catfish I used Swai. Quick, and tastey


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  • Calories
  • 753 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 150 mg
  • 50%
  • Fat
  • 64.9 g
  • 100%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 34.1 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 1163 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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