Grilled Asian-Style Catfish

Grilled catfish recipe
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  • Total: 28 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 13 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2 to 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
308 Calories
25g Fat
20g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 308
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 31%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 990mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 5g
Calcium 114mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a delicious grilled catfish recipe that calls for an East Asian-inspired marinade. Aromatic and delicious, these fillets are best served with rice or grilled vegetables.


  • 2 to 4 catfish fillets
  • For the Marinade:
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL)​ sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Place catfish fillets in a resealable plastic bag. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over fish. Seal bag and place in refrigerator for 1 to 8 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for medium high heat. Remove fish from bag and discard marinade. Place fillets on grill and cook for 12 to 13 minutes, turning once. Once fish flakes easily with fork, remove from heat and serve.