Pecan Crusted Blue Catfish


I thought we were done with the cold weather. Yesterday we were in the 80s but today, we woke up and it was freezing.  Since we did not have any particular plans, we stayed in, warm, cozy, and happy.

Sunday dinner is always quality time for our family.  Today is no different. Our meal was simple and delicious.  I made a beautiful pecan crusted blue catfish which I served with a delicious baked pasta with vegetables.

Pecan Crusted Blue Catfish
Baked Pasta with Vegetables
Pecan Crusted Blue Catfish and Baked Pasta with Vegetables

Pecan Crusted Blue Catfish


1 1/2 lbs. Blue Catfish fillets (4 fillets)
1 cup flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
1 cup + 2 tbsp milk
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp minced Fresh Thyme
1 cup finely minced pecans
Salt and pepper
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Lemon wedges for garnish and lemon zest


  1. Soak catfish fillet in 1 cup cold milk for 1 hour, discard milk and pat dry.

    Soak catfish in milk
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Mix 2 tbsp milk, mustard, thyme, and lemon zest. Dip catfish in flour shaking off excess flour, next in milk and mustard mixture, dip fish in toasted pecans, place into a shallow baking buttered dish.
  4. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Bake uncovered in ore heated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until done. Garnish with lemon wedges

I hope your Sunday was as quiet as mine and most importantly filled with love and simple pleasure.


    • Stephanie, apparently doing so, remove the fishy taste and smell. I also have another recipe for liver which calls for soaking it in milk as well.

  1. Ugh, this weather is ridiculous! I had to turn the heater back on this weekend. I have never had the heat on in April! I’ve also never thought of crusting a fish with pecans, this sounds interesting and something we will have to give a try!

  2. The weather here has been crazy. Sunday dinners are always my favourite, we enjoy good food and the company of each other. It’s the one day we usually slow down to do so. This looks fantastic. I love pecan crust on fish. Thanks for sharing

  3. this looks so yummy! Even though i dont consume animal products I can take the whole concept and try to recreate it with seitan or something! Tofu maybe?

  4. Though I don’t eat meat products but the men in our family does!!! Your dish looks amazing, I have to share this with them, I’m sure they’ll love it! 🙂

    • In my house, we could live on seafood alone, we love seafood. One of my besties does not eat seafood, it’s still a mystery to me, but we have fun eating together.


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