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Grilled Lemon Pepper Catfish Recipe

Grilled Lemon Pepper Catfish

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"A deliciously light and flavorful dish full of sweet lemon flavor that is grounded by the savory flavor of garlic and herb seasonings. Perfect for a hot summer night when you want something delicious but light!"

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Original recipe makes 2 catfish fillets Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Pour the juice of 5 lemons into a glass bowl; whisk in the sea salt and garlic. Add the catfish fillets, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator 1 to 4 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven's broiler for 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and set the oven rack to the lowest position.
  3. Remove the catfish fillets from the marinade, and shake off excess; discard the remaining marinade. Place the fillets on a broiling pan; sprinkle with the lemon pepper seasoning, garlic and herb seasoning, and Creole seasoning. Arrange the lemon slices over the fillets.
  4. Broil in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 12 to 15 minutes. You may wish to turn the broiler on fully for the last few minutes if you like the edges of the fish blackened. Sprinkle the fillets with shredded carrot and parsley to garnish. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.
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Jan 20, 2010

I have never reviewed a recipe or even joined but I had to go ahead and commment on this one. This is a great recipe. I made no changes and it was outstanding. I would highly recommmend this one.

Jul 13, 2010

This is a good recipe for lemon pepper catfish. I suggest using thin fillets and broiling them until slightly blackened. I marinated for about an hour and will increase to two hours for a slightly stronger lemon flavor.


6 Ratings

Feb 08, 2010

I am only giving this 1 star because of the overpowering lemon taste that the fish had. It literally made my lips pucker. My 11 year old daughter, who has a taste for strange foods, thought it was just right, so I guess if you like fish that tastes like LEMON, you might like it. I had 2 1/4 lb. of catfish filets and used the juice of 5 lemons. I did let the fish marinate a full 4 hours, but didn't put lemon slices on top. If I make this again, I will just squeeze 1 lemon over the fish and let it marinate for 1 hour. Using this method, I would predict this would be a 4 or 5 star recipe. I didn't have lemon pepper or Creole seasoning so I used regular pepper, Mrs. Dash, garlic salt, paprika, parsley and a little red pepper. I did have to broil it for more like 30 minutes, but my filets were pretty thick.

Jan 14, 2014

Way, WAY over seasoned. The flavor was good (kind of an "everything but the kitchen sink" approach when it comes to seasoning...) but wow. Just way too seasoning for that amount of fish. The cooking method was great and the fish turned out well. Using about 1/3 of the amount of seasoning called for would greatly improve this recipe. Also, I left out the lemon peel and lemon slices and between the lemon pepper and lemon juice this was MORE than lemony enough- I'd recommend leaving them out as I did.

Nov 26, 2014

but the marinate was good enough with simple fresh garlic, thyme, cayenne and paprika was all it needed and garnished with freshly chopped green onions. All the other seasoning seemed overpowering and high in sodium. The general idea makes for a great meal. Loved it.


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  • Calories
  • 374 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 112 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 19.6 g
  • 78%
  • Protein
  • 38.4 g
  • 77%
  • Sodium
  • 4545 mg
  • 182%

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

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