Grilled Catfish With Lemon Juice

Catfish on the grill
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1127 Calories
64g Fat
3g Carbs
126g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 1127
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 64g 83%
Saturated Fat 20g 102%
Cholesterol 490mg 163%
Sodium 1251mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 126g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 2585mg 55%
*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.)

Grilled whole catfish with lemon and butter and a little mustard. Add a tasty fruit salsa to serve along with the catfish. This peach salsa or fresh pineapple salsa would be fabulous.

Serve the catfish with hot boiled rice and grilled eggplant or steamed vegetables.


  • 6 (1- to 1 1/2-pound) whole catfish, cleaned

For the Basting Sauce:

  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted

  • 2/3 cup lemon juice

  • 1 dash Tabasco sauce

  • 1 teaspoon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Whisk together basting sauce ingredients.

  2. Place catfish on well-oiled grill or grilling basket over medium coals.

  3. Grill, basting frequently for about 20 minutes; turn and continue grilling for about 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

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