Sauteed Catfish with Mustard Sauce Recipe

Sauteed Catfish with Mustard Sauce Recipe

How To Make Sauteed Catfish with Mustard Sauce

Topped with a creamy mustard sauce, this sauteed catfish is coated with seasoned cornmeal, then cooked until golden and crisp, for a flaky fish meal!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Rest Time: 10 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • ¾cupheavy cream,plus 1 tbsp
  • 4tspdry mustard
  • 1egg
  • 1cupcornmeal
  • tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • lbscatfish fillets
  • 3tbspcooking oil
  • ½cuplow-sodium chicken broth
  • 1garlic clove


  1. In a small bowl, combine ¼ cup of the cream and the mustard. Let sit for about 10 minutes.

  2. In a shallow dish, combine the egg with the 1 tablespoon cream. In another shallow dish, combine the cornmeal with 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper.

  3. Dip the fillets into the egg mixture and then into the seasoned cornmeal. Shake off the excess cornmeal.

  4. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over moderate heat. Add half the cornmeal-coated fish and fry, turning once, about 4 minutes per side for ¾-inch-thick fillets, until the fillets are golden on the outside and just done in the center.

  5. Drain the fish on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and fish fillets.

  6. Wipe out the pan, then put over moderate heat. Add the broth and garlic and bring to a simmer.

  7. Stir in the remaining ½ cup cream; simmer for about 2 minutes until reduced to approximately ⅓ cup. Stir in the reserved mustard cream and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and simmer for about 1 minute longer until warm through.

  8. Serve the catfish fillets topped with the sauce, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 626.78kcal
  • Fat: 39.74g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.80g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.87g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.91g
  • Fiber: 1.88g
  • Sugar: 2.10g
  • Protein: 32.17g
  • Cholesterol: 194.68mg
  • Sodium: 717.03mg
  • Calcium: 59.61mg
  • Potassium: 666.22mg
  • Iron: 2.60mg
  • Vitamin A: 205.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.64mg
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