Lemon Grilled Catfish

Lemon Grilled Catfish

Ready in 45 minutes

Quick, easy and tasty cookout favourite.

"This was fantastic! For my husband catfish is 'fried catfish'. I saw this recipe for grilled catfish and decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. We all loved it! Even my husband. The catfish was light, flaky and really well flavored. Next time I may add a little cayenne or maybe some crushed red pepper to add just a little zing.   "

- TwylaCooks

Top-ranked recipe named "Lemon Grilled Catfish"

4.5 avg, 13 review(s) 92% would make again

Ingredients

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1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1/2 cup unsalted butter; softened
1 clove Garlic; crushed
6 catfish filets; about 5 to 7 ounces each
2 tablespoons lemon pepper
-- Lemon-Parsley Relish --
1/2 cup Lemon juice
1/2 cup Dried parsley flakes
1/2 cup onion; finely minced

Original recipe makes 6

Servings  

Preparation

Prepare the relish first and set it aside while you prepare the fish. Combine all relish ingredients in a small bowl and stir occasionally.

Prepare the grill. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Combine lemon juice, butter and garlic in a bowl; mix well. Coat both sides of filets lightly with some of the butter mixture; sprinkle with lemon pepper.

Place fish in a greased grill basket, tucking under any thin edges. Or, grill fish directly on the greased rack of the grill.

For a charcoal grill, place grill basket or fish on the rack of an uncovered grill 4 to 6 inches above a solid bed of hot coals (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds) and grill until fish is barely opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork (allow 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish), turning basket once halfway through grilling, basting with remaining butter mixture.

For a gas grill, preheat grill on high for 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Place grill basket on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.

Serve with lemon-parsley relish, grilled potatoes (or hot cooked rice) and veggie kabob. Also, makes a nice sandwich.

Notes

This recipe can be easily adapted for an indoor grill such as the George Forman grill.

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Grilled catfish was thoroughly enjoyed! photo by theresaluu theresaluu

Grilled on foil on a charcoal grill photo by cklatt21 cklatt21

photo by sgrishka sgrishka

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First time making catfish, was very good!
june1234 6 months ago
very good. i had this with squash casserole.
sallythig 9 months ago
I generously sprinkled the lemon pepper and put it on foil on the grill instead of a basket. Came out SO delicious. I didn't even put the relish with it and my friend ate half of it!!
cklatt21 10 months ago
Deep fried is my staple but this version is great stuff. It is simple and very tasty – kind a hard to go wrong!
DaddyBlues 1 year ago
Another great dinner was made! I've now tried 3 of your recipes and can't wait to try the pork chops next! And I am definitely a newbie in the kitchen!!
theresaluu 1 year ago
Can I use fresh parsley in place of the dried or would it be too 'green' tasting?
jflora 2 years ago
Too much butter but other than that very good!
CatrinaTX 2 years ago
This was fantastic! For my husband catfish is 'fried catfish'. I saw this recipe for grilled catfish and decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. We all loved it! Even my husband. The catfish was light, flaky and really well flavored. Next time I may add a little cayenne or maybe some crushed red pepper to add just a little zing.   
TwylaCooks 2 years ago
I don't usually like catfish but my husband does. We both loved this. Very easy and tasty. I used broiler in my oven.
vickilon 3 years ago
A little mild for my tastes, but that's where the relish comes in. The combo makes it a great recipe!
soureel 3 years ago
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