Mexican Baked Catfish
" You may use any mild flavoured white fish. We are just beginning to be able get fresh catfish and I really enjoy it. This recipe was originally from Bon Appetit but has been tweaked by me"
- Serving Size: 1 (81.8 g)
- Calories 72.4
- Total Fat - 3 g
- Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
- Cholesterol - 4.8 mg
- Sodium - 270.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 7.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
- Sugars - 4.1 g
- Protein - 4.3 g
- Calcium - 15.8 mg
- Iron - 0.8 mg
- Vitamin C - 16.2 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Step by Step Method
Preheat oven to 375f
Lightly spray an oven proof shallow baking dish, place fish in the dish
Sprinkle on the Onions and peppers
Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- When picking your peppers, look for ones that are firm and brightly colored.
- If the jalapeno pepper is too spicy for you, you can substitute a milder pepper, such as a bell pepper.
- Substitute salmon for catfish for a heart-healthy option. Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for cardiovascular health.
- Substitute bell pepper for jalapeno pepper for a milder flavor. Bell peppers are milder in flavor and can provide a more subtle taste for those who prefer a less spicy dish.
Lemon-Garlic Catfish Preheat oven to 375f. Lightly spray an oven proof shallow baking dish, place fish in the dish. Sprinkle the Onions, peppers, and garlic over the fish. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the top. Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily.
Spicy Cajun Catfish Preheat oven to 375f. Lightly spray an oven proof shallow baking dish, place fish in the dish. Sprinkle the Onions, peppers, and garlic over the fish. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the top. Sprinkle Cajun seasoning over the fish. Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily.
Mexican Rice: This Mexican-style rice is the perfect accompaniment to the Mexican Baked Catfish. It's simple to make and full of flavor. It's made with white rice, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, cumin, and chili powder. The flavors of the rice will pair nicely with the flavors of the fish for a complete Mexican meal.
Mexican Refried Beans: This Mexican-style refried beans recipe is the perfect complement to the Mexican Rice and Baked Catfish. It's made with pinto beans, onion, garlic, cumin, and chili powder. The creamy texture and mild flavor of the beans will balance the spiciness of the fish and the rice for a complete Mexican meal.
Q: What kind of fish should I use for this recipe?
A: Any mild flavoured white fish will work for this recipe. Catfish is the recommended fish for this recipe.
Q: What temperature should I cook the fish?
A: The fish should be cooked at 350°F (177°C) for about 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked through.
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The jalapeno pepper, which is a key ingredient in this recipe, was first cultivated in Mexico by the Aztecs. It was introduced to the United States in the late 19th century and has become a staple in Mexican cuisine.
This recipe was inspired by a famous dish served at the White House in Washington D.C. during the Obama administration. The dish was served at a state dinner for Mexico's President Felipe Calderon in 2010.