Cajun Baked Catfish Dijon


  • 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.