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4.5 from 2 votes

Baked Whole Catfish

This Baked Whole Catfish is oven roasted and garnished with herbs and peppers for a tasty, healthy, low carb dish!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: African, American
Keyword: baked catfish
Servings: 4
Calories: 347kcal


  • 1 catfish
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/2 onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 ginger root
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • 1/2 sprig thyme leaves
  • 1/2 sprig dill
  • 1 sprig sage


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Blend the bell pepper, habanero and onions.
  • Add the ginger, garlic and herbs (thyme, dill, sage or any herbs of choice) and blend.
  • Add salt and stir.
  • Clean the fish using lemon to reduce fishy smell.
  • Make shallow slices on the fish, about 3 - 4 on both sides.
  • Scoop about half of the pureed mixture into these holes and in the center slit.
  • Keep the other half to use later.
  • Completely wrap the fish in foil and place in bottom rack of oven for 45 mins.
  • Optional: Add ¼ cup of olive oil to a pan on medium heat, then add the pureed mix and stir for 5mins.
  • Open the foil at the top and leave the fish in for another 5 minutes.
  • Bring out the fish from the oven and garnish with the sauce or drizzle with olive oil if you don’t want to use the sauce.
  • Enjoy!


3g carbs


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 856mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 25.7mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.8mg