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Broiled Catfish with Thyme Bread Crumbs

Serves 4
Time 10 min
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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Ingredients
  • 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
Method

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.

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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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