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Stuffed Catfish

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Stuffed baked catfish recipe.


  • 4 farm-raised catfish fillets, fresh or frozen and thawed, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • .
  • Stuffing
  • 1 cup fresh soft bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons light cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • .
  • 8 slices bacon


Season fish with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, then sprinkle with 1 teaspoon lemon juice. In a bowl, combine bread crumbs with cream cheese, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, celery, onion, parsley, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Divide stuffing into 4 portions. Place 1 portion of stuffing on end of each fillet. Roll fish fillets around stuffing. Fry bacon until cooked, but not crispy. Wrap 2 slices of bacon around each catfish fillet. Use toothpicks to secure rolls. Place catfish rolls in a lightly greased baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutesm, or until fish flakes easily when pricked with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.
Serves 4.

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 5 out of 5
Stuffed Catfish, Member trishw4

Made this for Sunday dinner. Everyone was tired of roast, chops and chicken. This was really different, and everyone said to prepare it again soon. They loved it. The leftovers were as good as, if not better than the main meal.

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