Baked Cajun Catfish with Greens

It’s Valentine’s Day week, so we’re celebrating our hearts! The American Heart Association has given a heart-healthy twist to the traditional baked cajun catfish recipe. Purchase your catfish on sale from Des Allemands, grab your favorite variety of greens from our vendors, and start cooking! This quick and inexpensive recipe will have you thrilled to be treating your heart so well.


For the Baked Cajun Catfish:

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (more or less, depending on desired spiciness)
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 4 fillet catfish (you can substitute any white fish, such as tilapia or trout)
  • non-stick cooking spray

For the Collard Greens:

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 small onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tsp jarred, minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (add more if you like spicier food)
  • 1 Bunch collard greens
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 cooked, diced slice Canadian bacon (cooked in microwave)
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar


For the Baked Cajun Catfish:

In a shallow bowl, combine oil, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, cayenne, paprika and thyme.

Prepare a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.

Coat fish fillets in seasoning mixture and place in baking dish, pour any remaining seasoning mixture over the fish.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, until fish flakes with a fork.

For the Collard Greens:

Prepare the greens: Wash the greens and blot lightly with paper towel.

Remove stems from larger leaves by stripping the leaf off from either side of the step (it is okay to leave the stems on the tender inner leaves).

Stack 8 leaves together, roll up, and slice into 1-inch sections.

In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent (3 minutes, stirring occasionally).

Add garlic and cook 30 seconds more.

Add, sugar, red pepper, greens, vinegar, water and Canadian bacon.

Cover and cook until tender (20 minutes).

4 Servings

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