Catfish Roasted with Sesame Seeds, Basil, Garlic and Spinach Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published May 17, 2020
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This beautifully plated catfish recipe has lots of flavors. In addition, the spinach gives this dish a nice colorful aesthetic.

How To Make Catfish Roasted with Sesame Seeds, Basil, Garlic and Spinach

This simple seafood recipe roasts the catfish fillet until you get that nice golden brown exterior with a flaky texture.

  • 4 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets (4-6 oz. each)
  • 5 oz spinach (coarse stems removed, chopped or ½ 10oz bag, washed )
  • ¼ cup fresh basil (minced , or Italian parsley)
  • 2 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tsp brown mustard
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (available in the Asian food section of most supermarkets)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup white sesame seeds (or black sesame seeds)
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Place catfish fillets on an oiled baking pan.
  3. Tuck a handful of spinach under each fillet.
  4. Fold under about 2 inches of the thin end of each fillet to enclose spinach at one end.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together basil or parsley, garlic, mustard, oils, lemon juice, and soy sauce.
  6. Spread mixture over catfish.
  7. Sprinkle heavily with sesame seeds and lightly with cayenne pepper.
  8. Roast for 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

How To Make Catfish Roasted with Sesame Seeds, Basil, Garlic and Spinach

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This simple seafood recipe roasts the catfish fillet until you get that nice golden brown exterior with a flaky texture.

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 27 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 4 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets, 4-6 oz. each
  • 5 oz spinach, coarse stems removed, chopped or ½ 10oz bag, washed
  • ¼ cup fresh basil , minced , or Italian parsley
  • 2 medium garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tsp brown mustard
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil, available in the Asian food section of most supermarkets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup white sesame seeds, or black sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Place catfish fillets on an oiled baking pan.
  3. Tuck a handful of spinach under each fillet.
  4. Fold under about 2 inches of the thin end of each fillet to enclose spinach at one end.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together basil or parsley, garlic, mustard, oils, lemon juice, and soy sauce.
  6. Spread mixture over catfish.
  7. Sprinkle heavily with sesame seeds and lightly with cayenne pepper.
  8. Roast for 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 207mg
  • Calories: 1206kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 495mg
  • Fat: 66g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Potassium: 2969mg
  • Protein: 141g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 1163mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 3449IU
  • Vitamin C: 12mg
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