Cajun Pecan Catfish Recipe -
Cajun Pecan Catfish Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Cajun Pecan Catfish

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"The flavors of the Louisiana bayou country come to life in McCormick® Gourmet Collection® Cajun Seasoning - a spicy-hot blend of peppers, onion, garlic and herbs. It's the easy way to spark this pecan-topped baked fish. Also good with snapper, grouper, or other firm fleshed fish fillets."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a shallow baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; place fish in pan.
  2. Combine oil, Cajun seasoning, lemon juice and thyme in a small bowl. Spoon or brush half the mixture over fish.
  3. Add pecans, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and parsley to remaining oil mixture; mix well. Spoon onto fish and spread evenly. Bake 10 to 15 minutes (depending on thickness of fish), or until fish flakes easily with a fork. If desired, garnish with lemon.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This recipe definitely is worth trying! It has so much flavor to add to the fish, and it is baked right into it. I cooked this with mashed sweet potatoes on the side, and some parmesan baked squash and zucchini...this makes for a colorful and tasteful meal!!! You have GOT to try it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 02, 2005

This recipe was only OK for me. It didn't seem to have enough flavor, or at least enough of the right kind. The pecans seem to overpower the cajun.


33 Ratings

May 08, 2005

Instead of using the Cajun Seasoning and thyme leaves listed in the recipe, I substituted approx. 1 tablespoon of Bayou Blast, a.k.a. Emeril Lagasse's Essence mixture (2 1/2 tablespoons paprika, 2 tablespoons salt, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 1 tablespoon black pepper, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon dried thyme). My husband always keeps some Bayou Blast on hand in a little plastic tub, and it's a tried-and-true addition to any Cajun recipe we try. That was the only thing I changed about this recipe, and the result was excellent! One of the best catfish recipes I've tried, and I've done a bunch of them.

Jan 25, 2004

We really enjoyed this recipe. With every bite came a different level of taste...the lemon juice really added a nice "zing" to it. We accidentally used 1/2 the amount of pecans (because we doubled the recipe) and it still turned out fantastic. The only thing that we did not like about it was that when the fish flesh was flaky, the breadcrumb coating was still gummy and we ended up having to finish it off by pan-frying. Other than that, it's a great recipe!

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe was EASY and TASTY! I wanted a catfish recipe that called for baking instead of panfrying. I am always a little cautious when it comes to baked fish, but with the New Year resolutions to eat better... I needed to try something new. This was yummy. My husband and I ate every speck of the fish. We will definately serve this one up again and again.

Jan 25, 2004

Delicious! I purchased "cajun" catfish filets that were preseasoned at the market so I didn't add the cajun seasoning called for in the recipe. Also used sweet & spicy pecans I baked in a soy sauce, Tabasco & brown sugar mixture which added additional flavor. Add a garnish of sliced lemons and parsley and it's company worthy !!!

Oct 21, 2002

This recipe was very quick, easy, and very tasty. My family said it was like eating something from a restaurant. It made a "middle of the week" dinner a treat. I served it with wild rice (from a box) and steamed broccoli.

May 02, 2006

I'm not big on "hot" food, so I substituted Old Bay for the cajun seasoning. I thought it gave the dish the right peppery flavor without being overpowering. The combination of the seasoning and pecans was really nice. Might want to think twice about squeezing some lemon juice over the finished product, I found it overpowered the other flavors. Can't wait to share this with my boyfriend!


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  • Calories
  • 286 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 288 mg
  • 12%

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

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