Published Jun 4th
Prep 20m Cook 15m Additional 1h Ready In 1h 35m
Servings 2 catfish fillets Calories 373.9

A deliciously light and flavorful dish full of sweet lemon flavor that is grounded by the savory flavor of garlic and herb seasonings. Perfect for a hot summer night when you want something delicious but light!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 5 lemons, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (8 ounce) fillets catfish
  • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning (such as McCormick®)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic and herb seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash®)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®)
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon, quartered

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Pour the juice of 5 lemons into a glass bowl; whisk in the sea salt and garlic. Add the catfish fillets, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator 1 to 4 hours.
  2. 2 Preheat the oven's broiler for 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and set the oven rack to the lowest position.
  3. 3 Remove the catfish fillets from the marinade, and shake off excess; discard the remaining marinade. Place the fillets on a broiling pan; sprinkle with the lemon pepper seasoning, garlic and herb seasoning, and Creole seasoning. Arrange the lemon slices over the fillets.
  4. 4 Broil in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 12 to 15 minutes. You may wish to turn the broiler on fully for the last few minutes if you like the edges of the fish blackened. Sprinkle the fillets with shredded carrot and parsley to garnish. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 373.9
  • Carbohydrate 48.1 g
  • Cholesterol 111.7 mg
  • Fat 15.5 g
  • Fiber 19.6 g
  • Protein 38.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.3 g
  • Sodium 4545 mg
  • Sugar 1.3 g


  1. Excellent recipe. Able to use my Meyer lemons to make it. Highly recommended.
  2. Loved it. Great!
  3. Very strong lemon flavor. In my opinion it does not need the lemon juice marination.
  4. Definately over seasoned so I omitted a lot and just used lemon juice sea salt garlic pepper & TARRAGON. Marinated for an hour and a half and grilled on the BBQ with a mat. The flavor was awesome.
  5. I duno didn't really care for this maybe it was the catfish I used or not even marinade time. May try it again in the future but no one in my family liked it.
  6. Way WAY over seasoned. The flavor was good (kind of an "everything but the kitchen sink" approach when it comes to seasoning...) but wow. Just way too seasoning for that amount of fish. The cooking method was great and the fish turned out well. Using about 1/3 of the amount of seasoning called for would - Read more ...
  7. This is a good recipe for lemon pepper catfish. I suggest using thin fillets and broiling them until slightly blackened. I marinated for about an hour and will increase to two hours for a slightly stronger lemon flavor.
  8. I am only giving this 1 star because of the overpowering lemon taste that the fish had. It literally made my lips pucker. My 11 year old daughter who has a taste for strange foods thought it was just right so I guess if you like fish that tastes like LEMON you might like it. - Read more ...
  9. I have never reviewed a recipe or even joined but I had to go ahead and commment on this one. This is a great recipe. I made no changes and it was outstanding. I would highly recommmend this one.