Cilantro Lime Catfish Recipe -
Cilantro Lime Catfish Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Cilantro Lime Catfish

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"I was looking for a recipe for Mexican catfish and wasn't able to find exactly what I wanted, so I made my own version. I wasn't sure what it would end up like, but it tasted great."

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir cilantro and garlic into the melted butter; cook about 1 minute.
  2. Season catfish fillets with salt and black pepper; lay gently into the butter mixture. Place a cover on the skillet. Cook fillets 10 minutes, turn, and continue cooking until the fish flakes easily with a fork and is lightly browned, about 10 minutes more. Squeeze lemon juice and lime juice over the fillets to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 26, 2013

I made this with a few changes...I marinaded the catfish in the lime juice about 15 minutes. I baked it in 350* for 25 minutes. I followed everything else. GOOOOOD! fast and easy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 24, 2013

Made this with tilapia. Easy to make, decent flavor.


12 Ratings

Jan 04, 2014

This was great! I bought some catfish with the intention of making another dish on this website bit just didn't feel like making it anymore. I had to cook the catfish so it wouldn't go bad and was trying to find something easy and flavorful. We used everything BUT lime because we didn't have it on hand. It still came out really great! This also makes great leftovers. We used the juice of two lemons and had it with home made mashed potatoes as a side. Next time I will eat it on a fresh bed of salad greens for lunch. Will make this again.

Feb 26, 2014

Oh MY GOSH!! I just finished it! It was incredible! I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil. I did it on the stove top. I made homemade guacamole, made some black beans and warm corn tortillas. WOW!!The butter sauce is delicious. This is fast and simple to make and my family and dinner guest loved it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Jan 04, 2014

Thanks Cyndi! I was looking for a way to oven bake 1 portion (1/2 pound) of a Turbot Filet; a mild white fish. This was perfect & went GREAT w/ the Zesty Quinoa from this site (though I used cous cous not quinoa); both had cilantro & lime & were a fresh/healthy meal after all the Christmas over-eating:) I scaled the portions to one & then per another reviewer suggestion I mixed the sauce (replacing butter w/ olive oil) & marinated the fish for 15 minutes. Then wrapped it in a foil packet (leaving room for air to cirulate a bit) & baked for 12 minutes, checking it & did another few minutes until it was to my liking. Thanks!

Jul 23, 2013

Very quick and easy, and delicious!!!! My both kids enjoyed it, and I will definitely make it again. Yummmm!

Jun 21, 2013

I made this dish last night. It was easy, quick and came out great! I drizzled some of the cilanto butter left over in the pan on the fish as well. 2 out of 3 of my kids liked it :) (haha)

May 18, 2015

I will use less butter next time. I feel like it poached in butter the first 10 minutes and I think I can reduce calories and keep flavor. The cilantro wasn't really noticeable at all. My fish fell apart, but that's my deal, probably. All in all, I will do this again.


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  • Calories
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 19.7 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 21.8 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 133 mg
  • 5%

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

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