Simple Grilled Catfish


1 pound catfish fillets

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Kosher salt, optional


Gather the ingredients. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Brush and oil the grates so that you have a clean grilling surface for the fish.

Brush the catfish fillets with the Worcestershire sauce and sprinkle with the ground pepper.

Place the fish on the preheated grill. If using a charcoal grill, place the fillets about 4 to 6 inches from the heat. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes.

Brush again and turn. Grill about 5 minutes longer, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with salt, if desired.

Other Grilled Catfish Recipes

Or try a sweet and spicy grilled catfish, which combines ketchup, vinegar, horseradish, brown sugar, and garlic in the marinade.

Although not as easy to come by, if you do get your hands on some whole catfish you might want to try grilling them, basting with a tangy lemon-butter sauce that has a little bit of heat.


Even some of the most confident cooks become a bit skittish when grilling fish fillets. There is a fear of the fish falling apart and through the grates, and sticking to the grill when trying to flip over. But by following a few tips you can be assured that you will achieve fish grilling success.

It is important that the grill is clean and the grates are coated with a bit of oil (using tongs and a paper towel with oil works well); it also should be nice and hot. A clean, oiled, hot grill will keep the fish from sticking to the grill grates.

Catfish is a firmer fish than other fish fillets, so it should stay intact when on the grill, but if you are concerned, you can use a fish-grilling basket, or place the fish in foil packets first—just keep in mind the fish will essentially steam this way and won't have the texture of grilled fish.


(per serving)
222 Calories 11g Fat 1g Carbs 28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 222
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 593mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.