Meeeow. Baked cajun catfish.

8 Jul

Yes…still on this stupid diet which actually isn’t so stupid anymore since it’s actually working. I suppose it’s just stupid because I hate being the kind of person who has to say things like “instead of the potatoes, do you think you could bring me steamed veggies?” …GOD I HATE BEING LIKE THIS. I really do. Please believe me or I will strangle you. Even though I would probably strangle you either way since my body is lacking carbs which makes me terribly irritable.

I’ve found myself at home more, since I don’t go out for elaborate meals with friends and drink margaritas that cause me to have “second dinner” at 1am at some fluorescently-lit corner pizza joint. So when I find a recipe like this, that makes me forget those nights existed, I share : )

Found it from googling “baked catfish”. I’m a genius like that.

Here are my photos, then the recipe is below. REALLY ridiculously simple and completely satisfying.


ten minutes later…

..served with sesame-oil veggies and those chipotle shrimps I’m obsessed with…

Baked Cajun Catfish, recipe from


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 (8 ounce) fillets catfish
  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; brush over both sides of fish.
  2. Place fish in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10-13 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

27 Responses to “Meeeow. Baked cajun catfish.”

  1. Maria July 8, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    I made ur beef Kalbi and it turned out delish!!:)
    I will definitely try this one 2!! Thanks for sharing! Staying away from carbs is truly a challange.. Any tips how to pimp the veggies? I always end up w boooring steamed broccoli and bellpeppers

    • Sarah July 11, 2011 at 3:13 am #

      I also need tips on how to pimp the veggies!!

      • Jane August 2, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

        Use a combo of equal parts lemon and soy ( or more lemon if you want lower sodium). Sounds obvious but it’s simple and delish.

  2. Brandi Applegate July 8, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    Thanks a bunch! The hubby loves catfish and I usually fry it, but it’s so freaking hot here that just thinking about the fryer makes me sweat. Can’t wait to try this!

  3. Blanca munoz July 8, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    I don’t eat fish, but these pictures you posted actually make it look so delicious. I’m actually thinking of trying it.

    I always find the most delicious recipes on Such a great site. ( not as good as your blog though 😉 you have me drooling over here with your blog recipes)

    Anyway, keep up the good work! I look forward to reading your posts.

  4. Gina July 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    Trying this tonight with tilapia, because I’m a lazy a-hole. Regardless, still pretty psyched.

  5. Edith July 8, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    Have you posted the chipotle shrimp recipe? It looks foodgasmic!

  6. Becky July 8, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    This looks delicious! Your showing how to make tasty meals that are carb free! Thanks for making it fun 🙂 Not an easy feat! Have you any nice recipes for carb free breakfasts???

  7. Annie July 8, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    I’m interested in trying your low carb diet. I noticed you’re only eating fish and steamed veggies. No potatoes, steaks, bread, pasta, and sweets? or the “All White Diet” which is no sugar, no white flour, no white bread, and potatoes?

  8. Christina July 8, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    Yum. Thanks for sharing. I am always stumped at new ways to prepare fish.

  9. Jenny V July 8, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    wait…..but potatoes are vegetables??? ……………:/…………………..

    anyways this looks really good i must try annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd
    share your shrimp recipe as well 🙂 :)) 🙂

  10. Justine July 8, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    I’m so on this low carb diet hype too! Thanks for posting…I’ll try it on the george foreman grill!

  11. @enricamarshall July 9, 2011 at 12:09 am #

    I tried this with fresh halibut tonight! Love!! I took a pic for you! Its on twitter! Thanks!

  12. Eric July 9, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    I’m definitely trying this on salmon since I hate anything with the word ‘Cat’ attached to it.

  13. Idalyze Nasiha Rose July 13, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

    Tried this and Loved it! Thank you for sharing!

  14. bruinlombard July 19, 2011 at 4:04 am #

    No joke, chop some garlic cloves and put it on top of the fish before baking. I use the exact same recipe (but double the spice) and added this little pizzazz and it rocked my world. If you hate garlic, then substitute with anything you like such as onions, reality television, or pages from GP’s recipe book.

  15. Alyssa July 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm #


    1. Let me just say that I love your twitter snark and your food blog. I also love you and John Legend. I used to tell my boyfriend that I want to be like Beyonce and JayZ. Now I tell him I want to be like you guys.

    2. Cajun catfish is one of my favorite things. Best side ever with it? Cut up a sweet potato into fries, toss in olive oil and cajun seasoning, bake for 25 minutes (rotating once). I have a really hard time giving up fries because I get intense salt cravings. Sweet potato fries actually have more flavor than regular fries and literally soak up fat from your body. Enjoy!

  16. twheetybird August 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    Love it! Give me seafood anytime. Will def do this one! Yumyum!! Thanks Chrissy!

  17. Richard Jackson August 2, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    Damn that looks good!

  18. jason August 2, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

    If u were to throw this on the grill, any suggestions? Put it in tin foil, time, etc…

  19. Alexis Torres August 3, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    Did you remember to take the picture after partially devouring that fillet? If so that makes me love you more.

  20. Rhiannon November 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    This is going down at my place tonight!

  21. Megan February 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    can you use anything else to sub in for olive oil that has no fat or sugar in it?

  22. zahnarzt München March 28, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    very nice , its look like grill fish.


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