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Cajun Baked Catfish

Cajun Baked Catfish Recipe – Easy, Delicious And Healthy

I love most anything Cajun and this baked catfish is out of this world good.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword Cajun Baked Catfish Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 295 kcal


  • 4 fillets 8 ounces each fresh catfish
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce such as Tabasco
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 450F. Lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray or a little olive oil.
  2. Combine the dried thyme, garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne, pepper sauce, kosher salt and olive oil in a small bowl. Stir the mixture with a fork to blend it completely.
  3. Use a pastry brush or the backside of a spoon, and evenly spread the seasoning over both sides of the catfish fillet.
  4. Place the fish in the prepared baking dish and bake in the hot oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the fillets.
  5. Serve hot with Cajun mayonnaise or tartar sauce.