I haven’t had catfish in a long long time. Catfish is a very common fish in Texas, so I was used to eating it all the time. But now that I live in Wisconsin, I never see it around much. So, when I spotted some fresh catfish fillets in the fish section at the grocery store, I snapped it up and grilled it up!
I kept this nice and simple. No special marinades, just a little salt and pepper, and that natural catfish flavor. Yes indeed, it was as good as I remember it. Give this nice simple recipe a try. You just can’t go wrong with lightly salted and peppered fresh catfish on the grill.
- 1 lb. catfish fillets
- salt & pepper to taste
- Prepare a medium hot grill.
- Note: I like to use a fish basket for the grill like the one shown in the picture below, but you can certainly cook the fillets directly on the grill, or even on aluminum foil if your prefer. Just be sure to lightly oil the fillets if cooking directly on the hot grill.
- Lightly salt and pepper both sides of the fillets and place them on the grill using your preferred method. Halfway through cooking, flip them once to get the other side nicely charred. These should only take about 3 to 5 minutes per side.