Herb Baked U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish

Over cheese grits topped with a beurre blanc sauce

Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 4 whole U.S farm-raised catfish fillets
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, for drizzling

Cheese Grits

  • 1 cup quick cooking grits
  • 4 and 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 stick of cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp hot sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray, or cover in parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine salt, paprika, oregano, basil, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Lay the U.S. farm-raised Catfish fillets on your prepared tray, and generously cover with the seasoning mixture. Drizzle olive oil on top, and bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and flaky.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring 4.25 cups water to a boil and and add in the salt and grits. Whisk and reduced to low. Cover and let simmer for 5-7 minutes. Add in the butter and the cheese, and stir until smooth.
  5. In a small saucepan, bring whipping cream to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce to medium heat, and add in the cold butter cubes, one at a time, continuously whisking, until smooth. Once all butter is mixed in and sauce is smooth, remove from heat, add in a pinch of salt, and 1 tsp of your favorite hot sauce.
  6. Plate 1/2 cup of the grits, and top with your baked U.S. farm-raised catfish, and a tablespoon of sauce.

U.S. Farm-Raised catfish is an excellent source of protein, low in saturated fat and never has any added hormones. It’s flavor profile and flaky texture make U.S. Farm-raised catfish perfect for grilling, broiling, baking, sautéing and frying. Try something new this holiday season, and serve U.S. Farm-Raised catfish. For more of their amazing recipes, check out https://www.uscatfish.com/recipes.

This post is a paid partnership with U.S. Catfish, and contains affiliate links. For more information on U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish, visit uscatfish.com

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