Cajun Catfish (low-carb, gluten-free, and delicious!)
Cajun Catfish (low-carb, gluten-free, and delicious!)

Cajun Catfish (low-carb, gluten-free, and delicious!)

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Cajun Catfish (low-carb, gluten-free, and delicious!)
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This Cajun Catfish is a quick, easy, and delicious weeknight dinner, ready in around 20 minutes! If you don't have garlic salt (I never do, for some reason), you can use this little recipe to whip some up from garlic powder and table salt. To avoid overcooking the fish, I sometimes take it out when it's not quite fully cooked (e.g. a little wet inside as opposed to flaky) and cover it with aluminum foil to rest for 10 minutes, at which point it flakes easily. Keep your eye on it, since your filets may be a different thickness than mine were.
Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 catfish fillets (8 ounces each)
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a small bowl, whisk together the canola oil, garlic salt, thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, hot sauce, and black pepper. Brush over both sides of each filet evenly, using all of the spice mixture.
  2. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve immediately.


6 Comments on Cajun Catfish (low-carb, gluten-free, and delicious!)

  1. allie
    January 24, 2017 at 2:10 pm (6 years ago)

    This catfish looks great Julie, AND, I love all the Trader Joe recommendations. Could be dangerous. We are getting a Trader Joe’s about five minutes away this spring. We finally got WF last fall. Like I said, dangerous for my pocketbook. Have loved having WF close by though, and will keep your TJ recommendations for when I need them soon! YAY!

  2. Rebekah
    January 26, 2017 at 12:39 am (6 years ago)

    I love their peppermint Joe-Joe’s.
    I also really liked the stuffing flavored potato chips they had out at Thanksgiving – did you try them?
    Newest favorite is the pretzel bagels. I like them with cheese and a fried egg.
    They have a cheddar gruyere blend that’s excellent too.
    The three pack of Belgian dark chocolate bars at the register are my weakness too.

    Now I want to go to TJ’s.

    • Rebekah
      January 26, 2017 at 12:40 am (6 years ago)

      OH and I got petty and bought their version of Milano cookies when I heard Pepperidge farm was suing. They were great!

  3. Joanna
    February 3, 2017 at 1:32 am (6 years ago)

    It’s a good thing we are VERY far away from a Trader Joe’s! But we are also far away from any catfish 🙁 That delicacy will have to wait until we return to Arkansas…

  4. Jeremy
    October 14, 2022 at 10:54 pm (2 months ago)

    Trying to go low-carb, so I decided to try this recipe. I enjoy breaded and fried catfish so I was expecting to to be disappointed by this. But it was really good! My daughter’s boyfriend, who doesn’t like fish, liked it, too!

    • Julie Ruble
      October 15, 2022 at 3:58 am (2 months ago)

      So glad you enjoyed it! I need to make it again soon, such a good easy recipe to have in rotation:)


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