Grilled Catfish Recipe

Grilled Catfish RecipeCatching your own catfish and bringing it home for dinner is a delectable treat. Catfish is a good fish to serve, because of its mild flavor and it is sure to please everyone. Grilling catfish is rather easy and the recipe to prepare it, won't take much time at all. Read on for a grilled catfish recipe that is sure to have your friends smacking their lips for more.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Grill
  • Charcoal
  • Lighter fluid
  • Mayonnaise
  • Seasoning salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Hot sauce
  • Catfish fillets
  • Bowl
Step 1
Start you charcoal for your fire.There should be hot coals underneath all the fish while cooking. Calculate how much space on the grill the fish will cover and use that much charcoal. Sprinkle the charcoal with lighter fluid and light it. Allow the coals to warm up, while you are preparing the catfish to cook.
Step 2
Fillet your catfish. By filleting the fish, you'll not have to contend with bones and the flavor of the spices will seep into the meat more. You can still use a whole, gutted fish, if you like, but working with fillets is easier.
Step 3
Lay your fillets on a plate. Sprinkle each side with a generous amount of pepper, seasoning salt and garlic. There is no right or wrong amount to use, it's basically up to your personal taste. If there is another spice you really like, throw that on the catfish. Once you have one side covered, flip the fish over and season the other side.
Step 4
Place your seasoned catfish fillets in a large bowl. Add approximately 1 cup of mayonnaise to the bowl. Using your hands, mix the mayonnaise over the seasoned fish. Yes, it's messy, but you'll be so glad you did this when you sit down to eat the fish. The mayonnaise is the whole trick to keeping the fish moist and not having it stick to the grill. Add some hot sauce to the mayonnaise before you start mixing, if you prefer a zing to your fish.
Step 5
Stir your coals, once they are hot and ready to use. Make sure that you spread them out evenly over the base of the grill. If you have certain areas clumped together, the fish fillets will cook unevenly and some may cook hotter and burn.
Step 6
Lay your fillets on the grilling rack and let them begin cooking. Depending on how hot your coals are, will determine when you'll need to turn the catfish over. When cooking any fish on the grill, try to turn only once, or the meat can tear up. In approximately 10 minutes, if the grill is cooking at a normal heat, turn the fish over on the other side. Allow the fish to finish cooking. Your catfish is done when you poke it with a fork and the meat is firm and flaky. Remove the fish from the grill and get ready to eat a great meal of fresh grilled catfish.

Tips & Warnings

This same recipe can be used for whole catfish.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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