Looking for a unique way to serve your guests at your next holiday party or family gathering? You’ve discovered it! This is a simple appetizer that is both elegant and delicious!
The creaminess of the filling, the freshness of the fish, and the smokiness of the bacon are all there in each mouthful of our Bacon-Wrapped Fish Bundles. Place them on a dish and set them aside.
Until we wrapped it in bacon, we thought fried catfish was the finest. The crispy staple now has some serious competition for a place at our dinner table.
- 4 strips of bacon
- a half-cup of soft bread crumbs
- 4 1/2 teaspoons softened cream cheese
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice (distributed)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons celery, finely chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes (dry)
- 1 teaspoon thyme (dried)
- divided 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- salt, 1/8 teaspoon
- 2 fillets catfish (6 ounces each)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- If the fish is frozen, thaw it first. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to taste. 1 teaspoon lemon juice, squirted over the fish
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until bacon is gently browned, in a single layer on a sheet pan.
- Breadcrumbs, cream cheese, jalapenos, lemon juice, celery salt, onion, parsley, and thyme should all be mixed together. Divide the mixture into 8 parts.
- Season the fillets lightly with seasoned salt. Place the fillets flat side up on a plate. Fill each fillet with 1 piece of the filling. Wrap the fillet’s thin side toward the center, then the broader side toward the center. Use a wooden pick to keep it in place. Using toothpicks, secure 1 piece of bacon around each fillet. Paprika should be sprinkled on top.
- Coat each fish in a mixture of brown sugar, black and cayenne pepper, and smoked paprika. Place the catfish on a baking pan after wrapping it with bacon. Because the fish is completed under the broiler in the last few minutes, do not use porcelain or glass. Under such intense direct heat, ceramic and glass can crack. I don’t want you to sabotage your meal because it would be heartbreaking.
- Coat the baking sheet and the cooking rack with cooking spray. Arrange the catfish rolls on the rack. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the fish is well done. or Place the fish rolls in a baking dish that has been gently oiled. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees, or until the fish flakes easily when examined with a fork.
- Take out the wooden picks. Serve with lemon slices and parsley as garnish.
There are 8 servings in this recipe.
1 serving has 555 calories, 43 grams of fat (15 gram of saturated fat), 122 milligrams of cholesterol, 664 milligrams of sodium, 7 gram of carbohydrate (1 gram of sugar, 1 gram of fiber), and 32 grams of protein.