Creole Mexican Catfish

Creole Mexican Catfish


"This is a dish that combines the spicy flavors of Creole cooking with a zesty touch of Mexican to create a Creole-Mexican cream sauce that tops catfish deliciously."
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1 h servings 267 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 267 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 20 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 18.4 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 764 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the cayenne pepper, garlic powder, dill weed, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  3. Brush catfish fillets with the margarine, and dip into the spice mixture to coat.
  4. Arrange catfish fillets in the prepared baking dish, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Top with the partially drained diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, and continue baking 10 minutes, until fish is easily flaked with a fork.


  1. 45 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This was a great recipe! My husband was really surprised. I cut down the red pepper to about 1/8 tsp and used the "milder" Ro-tel tomatoes. Tht was plenty of spice for us - any more and we wo...

Most helpful critical review

I'm sorry, neither my husband or myself enjoyed this dish at all. It was easy to prepare, but it didn't seem like there was enough seasoning to coat the fish. The directions say to put the fis...

This was a great recipe! My husband was really surprised. I cut down the red pepper to about 1/8 tsp and used the "milder" Ro-tel tomatoes. Tht was plenty of spice for us - any more and we wo...

This was excellent!! I would however, leave off the cayenne pepper next time. The can of tomatoes and green chilies would be plenty of peppers. My husband and I loved it and even though we both ...

This dish turned out quite good, i served it over steamed rice, which was a nice absorbant for the spiciness of the fish. I used the indicated amount of spices per each medium size catfish filet...

Yummy! Ok I put a lil "spin" on this. I noticed in the comments it says that this is a " dish with a cream sauce". Not sure if anybody else caught that or not. So what I did was baked the fish w...

This was excellent, although it took a lot longer to bake than the recipe said. I was out of cayenne pepper and was worried that this would be bland without it, but it wasn't. It had a lot of ...

This was so easy and flavorful. I don't really like the fishy flavor of catfish, so I tried it with orange roughy, but my favorite (by far) is the tilapia. This tastes like something from my f...

Very good baked catfish recipe. As much as we like spicy food though, this one was a little too spicy for our taste. (Too spicy = cannot eat without watery eyes & sniffles.) I'll do one of tw...

Love, love, LOVE this recipe! It turns boring catfish into a delicious meal! I used cut the amount of cayenne pepper, dill, and thyme in half, but kept the rest of the spices the same. It was pe...

One of the best recipes for baked fish. If you like spicy food, you'll love this one!