- 2 pounds catfish fillets
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon hot chile oil
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Arrange the catfish in a shallow baking dish; season liberally with salt and pepper.
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Spread onion slices over the fish.
Dot fish with butter.
Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.
Remove baking dish from oven.
Preheat the oven's broiler.
Mix the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and hot chile oil together in a bowl.
Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the fish.
Return the fish to the oven and broil until the sauce is browned and bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes.
Garnish with chopped cilantro.