Broiled Catfish



4 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


4 (3/4-pound) dressed catfish, butterflied
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Lemon slices
Fresh parsley sprigs (optional)


Rinse fish thoroughly in cold water; pat dry, and set aside.

Melt butter in a small saucepan; stir in chopped parsley, and set aside.

Combine flour, salt, and pepper; dredge fish in flour mixture. Place fish on rack in a shallow broiling pan. Spoon half of butter mixture over fish.

Broil 4 inches from heating element 5 minutes. Remove from heat; using a spatula, carefully turn fish. Baste with remaining butter mixture; continue broiling an additional 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Serve immediately with lemon slices. Garnish with parsley, if desired.


Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes

January 1984
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