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Quick Catfish Fillets Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Quick Catfish Fillets

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"A quick, easy, and flavourful family dinner recipe using catfish filets. This dish is particularly delicious served with a citrus and banana salsa."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, and pepper. Dredge the catfish fillets in the flour mixture to lightly coat.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the catfish fillets 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low, and brush fillets with oyster sauce. Cover skillet, and continue cooking 5 minutes, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 27, 2007

I thought it was interesting. The first batch came out soggy but the second batch came out crunchy and I liked that one better. I would like a less sweet/sour sauce with it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 06, 2014

Extremely bland and boring. I ended up with lots of lemon juice and more salt and pepper on it.


13 Ratings

Feb 05, 2007

alot of quick recipes are not great, but this one was quick and delicious! As for the oyster sauce - use enough to coat the filets on one side. Great!

Jul 29, 2006

If you like catfish,and I do,this is a delicious way to cook it.

Jun 27, 2006

I used catfish nuggets and they were great. It's a nicely textured white fish with a mild, take on the flavor of a sauce nature to it. Don't tell anyone I said so, but I like them cold, from the fridge as leftovers. The oyster sauce was a nice break from the bottled cajun sauce I usually use. It's too easy to saute them after marinading if desired.

Aug 28, 2007

Perfect and easy.

Apr 30, 2008

this is a very good recipe. when my mother made this catfish she added cavenders greek seasoning. and it gave it a reall nice kick.

Jun 20, 2015

Sooo easy! I know some people commented about it being bland, but I didn't skimp on salt, pepper and especially the oyster sauce. It's still going to be a light tasting fish but the oyster sauce really added a unique flavor. I have to say my husband really enjoyed this, but after he knew there was oyster sauce on them he said he was glad I hadn't told him because he would have made up his mind to not like them. The only thing I ended up doing different is not covering them after adding the sauce. I did do this with the first batch, and the steam turned them soggy. So for the next batch I just left it uncovered for the additional few minutes and they were perfect! Crispy and golden brown. Served with a quick wild rice and vegetable. Thanks so much for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 25.7 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 311 mg
  • 12%

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

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