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Cajun-Style Fillet of Catfish with Spicy Butter Sauce

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“This works well with Talipia also. I didn't have bread to make fresh crumbs from once and used packaged crumbs but I much prefer the fresh crumbs. If you don't have fresh herbs, use half the amounts listed of dried herbs (but fresh is best).”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse fillets and ry well.
  3. Season each fillet with a mixture of salt, lemon pepper and cayenne.
  4. Rub oil in a 9x13" glass baking dish.
  5. Place fillets in prepared baking dish and top fillets with 4 Tablespoons of the melted butter.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh bread crumbs and 2 Tablespoons of the fresh lemon juice.
  7. Bake, uncovered, for 15 to 18 minutes, just until fish flakes easily.
  8. Do not overcook.
  9. Butter Sauce: Combine all remaining butter and lemon juice with other sauce ingredients, except parsley and lemon slices for garnish.
  10. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  11. Place fillets on serving dish, top with butter sauce and garnish with parsley and lemon slices.

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