Crisp, zesty and baked right in the oven, this Lemon Pepper Baked Catfish recipe can be made in just 30 minutes with 5 ingredients!
Lemon Pepper Baked Catfish
I feel like I share a catfish recipe every year around this time, so why don’t we just make it an annual tradition. We have a catfish festival in our town every Summer, so once I sense the warm weather, I just get catfish on my brain, I guess. I’ve shared deep-fried, pan-fried, and a spicy baked version. Today I wanted to share a basic but zesty, baked version with this Lemon Pepper Baked Catfish recipe.
To make this Lemon Pepper Baked Catfish you just need 5 ingredients and 30 minutes. Perfect for Summer when you don’t want to waste all of the beautiful weather in the kitchen. So in a shallow dish, add cornmeal, lemon pepper seasoning, garlic powder, and salt. Stir to mix it together really well. Place a catfish fillet in the cornmeal dish and make sure it’s fully coated in the cornmeal mixture. Then place it on a baking sheet, and repeat the cornmeal coating with the remaining catfish. Bake at 400° for about 20 minutes, until the catfish is totally cooked through and flaky and the cornmeal crust is golden.
Serve warm with some chips (or some fries, for us Americans). We love broccoli with our Lemon Pepper Baked Catfish for a green addition to your plate.
Lemon Pepper Baked Catfish Recipe
- 1 pound catfish fillets about 4-6
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Pepper seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a shallow dish, mix together cornmeal, lemon pepper seasoning, garlic powder, and salt.
Place a catfish fillet in the cornmeal dish. Coat completely. Remove to a buttered and lined cookie tray. Repeat for remaining fish.
Bake at 400° for 20-25 min, until fish is cooked through, golden, and flaky.
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