Sweet and Spicy Grilled Catfish

Grilled catfish recipe
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 Portions (2-4 Servings)
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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. 
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 119
    Total Fat 0 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Unsaturated Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 860 mg
    Carbohydrates 28 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Protein 3 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)