Friday, October 24, 2008

Catfish in a Fresh Herb and Lime Crust

Fish is so good for you and this recipe is so easy to prepare. You can have this as a weekday meal after a hard day because its a no-brainer. I used my gorgeous fresh herbs from my Aerogarden but dried herbs would work fine too. I generally use half of the amount called for if I am replacing fresh with dried herbs in a recipe.

Lets gather some ingredients and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Some beautiful Dill.

Some Thyme.

Strip the Dill and Thyme off the stalks and give it a rough mince.

You need some bread crumbs. These come from the Italian Deli in the little town in PA where I grew up. My sister got me these because she is the best.

Pour the bread crumbs in with the herbs and mix it up. Add some salt as well.

You need some lime juice and the zest of the lime.

I used one of my favorite gadgets, my MicroPlane grater, to zest the lime. The zest goes into the bread crumb mixture.

Rinse your fish and pat it dry. I used catfish but you can use any mild white fish you can get your hands on.

Press the fish into the herb mixture. Let it hang for a minute so we can make the sauce.

Grab your butter.

Melt it in a pan and add the juice of the lime you just zested.

Put the fish on a baking tray and pour the sauce over it. Pop it in the oven for 6-10 minutes.

Serve it up with your favorite side dish. I chose some rice and quinoa. The fish has such a fresh and bright flavor, and it only took a few minutes to prepare.

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks again for stopping by and reading.


  1. The OLD fire monkey is going to get this next week for dinner.

  2. That was so easy! I'm totally going to try it!

  3. That looks really good and easy. I'm going to try this one.