Grilled Catfish With Lemon Juice

The Catch on the Grill
Catfish on the grill. Flash Parker / Getty Images
  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: Servings 6
Ratings (4)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 6 whole catfish (cleaned, about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds each)
  • For the Basting Sauce:
  • 4 ounces butter (1 stick, melted)
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • dash Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt (preferably Kosher)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

How 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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