Sweet and Spicy Grilled Catfish

Grilled catfish recipe
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
119 Calories
0g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 119
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 860mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 3g
Calcium 111mg 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.)

These catfish are marinated in a delicious sweet and spicy mixture, grilled hot and fast, and served with your favorite sides like grilled vegetables and rice or a delicious potato salad and grilled corn. Either way, you'll have a fantastic meal.


  • 2 to 3 catfish fillets
  • For Marinade:
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL ketchup
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon/45 mL​ horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL fresh basil (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Place catfish in a shallow dish. Mix together sauce ingredients and pour over catfish fillets. Cover and allow to marinate for 30 to 45 minutes in the refrigerator.

  2. Remove fillets from the dish, discard marinade.

  3. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Place fillets on grill and cook for 12 to 15 minutes (or until internal temperature reaches 145 to 150 F), turning once.

  4. Once cooked, remove fish from heat and serve with your favorite side dishes. 

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