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Lemon and Garlic Catfish Recipe

Image of Lemon and Garlic Catfish Recipe


  • 6 6-oz. catfish fillets
  • 4 tsp Emeril’s® Fish Rub
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to the broil setting and adjust the oven rack to about 4 inches from the broiler unit.
  2. Season the catfish fillets on both sides with the fish rub, salt and the white pepper. Place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, olive oil and thyme; stir to blend.
  4. Use a small spoon to dab the garlic and oil mixture evenly over the catfish, being sure to coat each piece of fish evenly.
  5. Drizzle the lemon juice over the fish and place under the broiler to cook for 3 minutes; rotate the pan in the broiler, then broil for another 3 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and serve immediately garnished with chopped parsley.