Lemon Jerk Catfish


A healthy twist on catfish.

Sometimes you just want an easy, healthy, tasty meal. And by sometimes I mean always, right? A friend of mine caught a load of catfish on a fishing trip and graciously gave me a handful of filets. I’m not a fish expert and had never had catfish before, but MAN is it tasty.

Most of the recipes I found online for catfish were the opposite of healthy – heavily battered and fried. So, I decided to wing it. I grabbed some random vegetables from my fridge and went to town. Not only did the entire meal take about 20 minutes from start to finish, it was SO delicious.

I hope you’ll find inspiration from the ingredients listed below, but don’t feel pressured to follow it to a T. It will taste amazing with a variety of different vegetable combinations. My favorite thing about cooking is the challenge of creating something delicious with what you have on hand. So feel free to mix it up!

Prep time: 5 min – Cook time: 15 min


  • 1 catfish filet
  • 1/2 bell pepper, sliced
  • A handful (or so) of snap peas
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 1 sprig parsley
  • 3 lemon slices
  • Jerk seasoning
  • Salt & pepper
  • Coconut oil (I use coconut oil spray)
  • Not food – tinfoil


  • Turn on grill to medium flame – you want the temperature to be around 400-450 degrees (I haven’t tried it, but this would probably work just as well in an oven).
  • Season catfish with jerk seasoning, and transfer it to a sheet of tinfoil.
  • Place veggies (peppers and snap peas) on either side of the fish, as pictured above. Add salt and pepper.
  • Spray fish and veggies with a quick burst of coconut oil.
    • I use coconut oil spray because it is easier to use than the solidified oil, and you can easily manage how much oil you’re using. I use Spectrum Naturals coconut oil spray – it was on sale at the store. However if you do not consume soy, you’ll want to try a different brand. I suggest Chosen Foods coconut oil spray or avocado oil spray.
  • Sprinkle the slices of garlic across everything, then place the lemon slices and parsley on top of the fish.
  • Fold the sides of the tinfoil to seal up the fish and veggies. Transfer the foil-wrapped fish to the grill, let cook for 15 min.
    • **I placed the foil on the elevated rack of my grill. This way the fish was not touching the flame. If you’re grill does not have this feature I recommend lowering the flame once the grill has heated up.
  • Remove from grill and devour. : )


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