Recipe By tashmaxx
Published Jul 10th
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 4 servings Calories 400.5

My fiancee and I love to fish for catfish and had been trying to come up with an alternative to fried fish. He came up with this FABULOUS baked catfish recipe! It was so yummy I was inspired to share it the same night! We paired it with corn on the cob and greens. If you are looking for a tasty recipe for baked fish, this is it!!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds catfish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt (such as Season-All®)
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Season catfish fillets with seasoned salt. Mix orange juice, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce in a bowl.
  3. 3 Heat olive oil in large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat; fry catfish in hot oil until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Spread mustard sauce on both sides of each fillet; drizzle remaining sauce over fish. Arrange bell pepper, onion, and garlic over fish.
  4. 4 Bake in preheated oven until fish is easily flaked with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 400.5
  • Carbohydrate 15.7 g
  • Cholesterol 113.4 mg
  • Fat 21.2 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 34.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.2 g
  • Sodium 2342.3 mg
  • Sugar 4.1 g


  1. Loved this dish - very favorable. Cat fish has great texture and taste
  2. I made due with the ingredients I had on hand (no garlic no peppers slices of preserved lemon with the onion on top during the baking). It was very tasty! I will likely make it again and tweak the ingredients of the sauce a little more to my liking.
  3. Only mild modifications only because of personal taste and half the amount cooked. You will only get a hint of the mustard if you cut back which was my largest modification. Her and her husband cook with great minds. You'll love this.
  4. It's good but I think you should cut the mustard down to 1/4 cup. Also you don't need 2 cloves of garlic - use garlic to taste.
  5. usually my wife does all the cooking but I have been trying to help out recently. we had some frozen catfish in our freezer and I found this recipe and figured it seemed easy enough for me. it was very easy to make and it tasted great. we will make this again
  6. My mom bought some fresh catfish yesterday and since we eat fish quite often she asked me to find a new recipe. I came across this one and we decided to try it out- it's delicious! I thought the mustard would be overpowering but it's definitely not. A very tasty tangy dish we're South Asian - Read more ...
  7. Really good really simple sauce. Great recipe. I added Magi seasoning to "ethnic it up" but it was unnecessary. Thanks for the recipe will use again as is and adapt.
  8. I should have made the peppers into quarters got better done that we prefer. I added the sauce over all the veggies as well as fish and was a nice flavor. Thanks for the recipe.I will make again.
  9. This was so tasty and easy! I used Swai instead and honey mustard instead of dijon. Loved the additional flavors from the veggies (sauteed slightly before adding them on top).

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