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Spicy Grilled Catfish Filets

Spicy Grilled Catfish Filets

These Spicy Grilled Catfish Filets are loved by family in spite of the fact that they are not big fish eaters@

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Spicy Grilled Catfish Filets
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Marinating Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 23 minutes
Servings 4



  • 24 ounces catfish fillets or 24 ounces other mild fish
  • 1 ⁄4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 ⁄4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger finely chopped or 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 6 garlic cloves finely chopped, about 1 Tbsp
  • 3 green onions chopped, green and white parts
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper adjust to taste


  • lemon wedge optional
  • parsley chopped (optional)



  1. Combine lemon juice, soy sauce, vegetable oil, ginger, garlic, green onions, minced onion, paprika and cayenne pepper and stir to mix well.
  2. Place fish in a zipper seal bag and pour liquid mixture over it. Seal and marinate in the refrigerate for about 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Oil grill grate or fish basket really well and preheat grill to medium high. Grill fish for 4 minutes on each side. Flip the fish only once and brush with reserved marinade when flipped.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Fish is completely cooked when the color turns from translucent to opaque (white) or has reached a 150 degree F internal temperature. Resist the temptation to over-cook fish until it "flakes," which indicates the fish is becoming dry.