Cajun Catfish Recipe


If you are a fish lover, then this Cajun Catfish Recipe is perfect for you. These fish fillets are breaded and boiled, not fried, so it's a healthier meal.

With the spicy cajun and other seasonings, your meal will be spiced up with flavors. Add some nice mixed veggies and some baked beans to complete this meal.

There are only 2 SmartPoints for this dinner idea on the new FreeStyle program. If you have not yet switched over then use the other points values shown for this recipe.

Cajun Catfish Recipe

This flavorful fish is perfect for any time of the year. With a touch of Cajun style this meal is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Sauté up some veggies to make a nice healthy side to this fish recipe.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.

Recipe Type:

Fish, Main Dish

Degree of Difficulty:



  • 4 Catfish fillets (4 oz. each)
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Lightly spray broiler pan with cooking spray.
  3. Wash the fish fillets and pat dry.
  4. Place the catfish fillets in a shallow dish.
  5. Pour the buttermilk over the fillets and turn over to completely coat.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients.
  7. Take each catfish fillet and shake off excess buttermilk.
  8. Place in the cornmeal mixture to completely cover each fillet and place on broiler pan.
  9. Place the broiler pan about 4 inches from the heat.
  10. Broil for about 3 minutes per side or until done in the center.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 6 minutes

Nutrition Facts

The nutrition facts shown below for this cajun catfish recipe are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size 1 fillet
Calories 259
Total Fat 10.4g
      Sat Fat 2.3g
Cholesterol 88.1mg
Sodium 469.7mg
Total Carbohydrates 14.2g
      Fiber 1.9g
      Sugar 1.1g
Protein 26.4g

MyWW Points

Green: 6 pts
Blue: 2 pts
Purple: 2 pts

Other Weight Watchers Points

6 pts
6 pts

The catfish fillets were not used when calculating the Blue and Purple SmartPoints.


Remember that the cayenne pepper goes a long way to add spice to this recipe. So if you don't want it too hot, don't add extra. Just stick to the recipe.

Add a creamy broccoli soup to this cajun catfish recipe.

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