Fabulous baked Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish – my Signature Dish! Packed with tons of great flavors and is so quick and easy to prepare and cook.

I have impressed my Hubby big-time tonight with this dinner! He couldn’t believe how Fancy this dish looked! And the taste… Oh, the taste!!! He said that’s what you get at the 5-star restaurant!


Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish

You can use other types of fish with this recipe: Cod, Haddock, Flounder, Grouper, and Salmon would be good choices. 

I think this will be my Signature dish and Every Week dish for a while. Hubby Always requests it!

It tastes great when it’s just baked and even cold the next day, as he likes to eat it for lunch at work. I have been packing him lunches for probably 26+ years he’s been working at his job.

I Deserve a Gold Watch by now, LOL!

Just kidding, he treats me Very Well: I get a room and board (lol), plenty of Affection and Adoration!!! Can’t complain, right?! 

Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish

It’s best to use The Real Deal – LUMP WHITE CRAB MEAT as the one I have used. 

Costco used to carry it at one point, but you can still order this brand on Amazon (affl link in the recipe card).

crabmeat

Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish

Or use Imitation Crab Meat. Still tastes Superb! You can even add a can of salad shrimp to the mix. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish

How to make Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish

  • Wash and pat dry fillets. Season with a bit of salt/pepper.
  • Divide the crabmeat mix equally among the fillets and roll up.
  • Place seam-side down in the baking dish. Brush the tops with butter.
  • Sprinkle with salt/pepper and paprika.
  • Garnish as you like. I like to add a slice of lemon on top.

Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish

I Love the new Wilton Table server baking dish that I got at Walmart. Great Size! Lightweight and bakes and cleans – Beautifully! Looks Great as well, you can just Serve in it! 

Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish

  • Bake in the Preheated 400°F oven for 35 – 40 minutes, or until cooked through. Time depends on your oven and the thickness of your fillets.

Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish

This is an Easy and Healthy 5-star Restaurant Quality dish that you can prepare at Home!

Flakey and succulent, this dish is great for entertaining. Packed with tons of great flavors and is so quick and easy to prepare and cook. 

Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish

Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish

The same fabulous recipe only with Wild Caught Cod from Whole Foods this time!

A foolproof recipe for moist and flaky baked Cod fillets. This recipe is pretty healthy too. Cod and crabmeat give you protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals without many calories.
 
Crabmeat Stuffed Wild Cod baked
 
I had two pounds of Wild Caught Atlantic Cod fillets from Whole Foods Market and two cans of crabmeat I ordered on Amazon. You will find the link to them in the recipe card below. 
 
Wild Cod from The Whole Foods
 
I did not stuff individual fillets this time but rather seasoned one Cod fillet added the stuffing mix, and put another fillet on top. Added sliced bell pepper, fresh parsley, olive oil, butter, and wine. Seasoned the top Cod fillet with salt/pepper, paprika, sesame seeds, and Italian seasoning.
 
Crabmeat Stuffed Wild Cod ready to be baked
  • Bake in the Preheated at 400°F oven for 35 – 40 minutes, or until cooked through. Time depends on your oven and the thickness of your fillets.

If you love a good Fish dish, I have another Cod recipe that you will love

Baked Wild Cod with veggies in Lemon Garlic White Wine Sauce

You don’t have to book a table and get dressed up to have a restaurant-quality Fish dinner. 

 
Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish

Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Fabulous baked Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish - my Signature Dish! Packed with tons of great flavors and is so quick and easy to prepare and cook.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds. Catfish fillets (Cod, Haddock, Flounder, Grouper, and Salmon would be good choices)
  • 2 (6 oz) cans lump white crabmeat, drained, flaked or 1 pkg Imitation Crab meat, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 2 Green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Celery rib, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup Grated cheese (any)
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • bottom of the baking pan:
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Wine (white or Marsala)
  • salt/pepper
  • sliced peppers, green onions, or mushrooms, or any veggies you have on hand
  • lemon, sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine: crabmeat, breadcrumbs, onions, celery, mayo, lemon juice, butter, Olive oil, grated cheese and paprika. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Add Olive oil, butter, wine and salt/pepper to the bottom of your baking pan.
  3. Chop veggies and add to the bottom of your baking dish. They will absorb the flavors from the fish and the crabmeat filling.
  4. Wash and pat dry fillets. Season with a bit of salt/pepper.
  5. Divide the crabmeat equally among the fillets and roll up.
  6. Place seam-side down in baking dish. Brush the tops with butter. Sprinkle with salt/pepper and paprika. Add a slice of lemon on top.
  7. Bake in the Preheated at 400°F oven for 35 - 40 minutes, or until cooked through. Time depends on your oven and the thickness of your fillets.

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10 Responses to Crabmeat Stuffed Catfish or Cod
  1. Comment *what kind of wine to use

  2. Because restaurants aren’t open for inside dining and I’m practicing social distancing due to the covid-19 pandemic, I made this fish dish to celebrate someone’s birthday. It was delicious!!

    • Hi Kathy! It’s so nice of you to make this for someone’s birthday! I bet they were excited to taste this! Appreciate your feedback! I know, not the easiest time for any of us! We all do the best we can.

  3. Used SWIA filets—my wife just DOESN’T like fish.Like Mark, I laid the filets out flat. My wife enjoyed the fish like never before.

  4. Hi, I was hoping to make this with cod for Christmas. Can I make the crab stuffing a couple days in advanced? If so, how should I store it? Thank you 🙂

    • Danielle, sorry for getting back to you late, I’m busy cooking for Christmas as well! Yes, you should be able to use Cod in this recipe and stuffing can last few days int he fridge (airtight container). Merry Christmas!

  5. I followed this recipe almost to a tee. I added small shrimp to the crab meat stuffing and instead of rolling the fillets I just laid them out flat and spread the stuffing on top. The crab and shrimp stuffing got a little crispy and the fish cooked perfectly. I loved this dish and will make it again.


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