This easy and satisfying broiled catfish will be a weeknight dinner go-to. Other fish fillets, such as salmon or red snapper, are also delicious topped with these simple but flavorful bread crumbs. If you like, add a few pinches of other fragrant dried herbs like parsley, rosemary or sage to the mix, too.
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2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
cayenne pepper, Pinch of
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4 (5- to 6-ounce) catfish fillets
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, to taste
1/2 lemon, cut into wedges
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Place the rack about 4 inches from the heat source and preheat the broiler.
Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add bread crumbs, thyme and cayenne pepper, stir to combine and cook for 1 minute. Set aside.
Brush a 9x13-inch baking dish with 2 teaspoons of the oil. Arrange fish in the prepared dish, brush with remaining oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Broil fish until almost opaque, about 4 to 6 minutes, rotating the dish halfway through to ensure even cooking.
Remove the dish from the oven, sprinkle fish with bread crumbs and broil until crumbs are golden and crusty, 1 to 2 minutes. Watch closely so crumbs don't burn. Serve with lemon wedges.
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 fillet, 350 calories (190 from fat), 21g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 110mg cholesterol, 570mg sodium, 11g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 28g protein.
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