Pesto Catfish Packets

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 8 servings
  • Prep 12 mins
  • Cook 10 mins

Summer flavors of pesto and tomato in a quick fish from the grill.

catfish packets
Mark Boughton

Catfish, pesto and tomatoes are wrapped in individual aluminum foil packets and grilled.


1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
8 (6-ounce) catfish fillets
1/2 cup prepared pesto
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
Lime slices


  1. Prepare grill.
  2. Cut aluminum foil into 8 pieces, 8 x 11-inches. Drizzle 1/2 tablespoon olive oil on each piece. Place fish on top of oil. Lightly spread 1 tablespoon pesto over each fillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with tomatoes and lime slices.
  3. Seal foil packets and set on grill rack. Grill 10 minutes or until fish are opaque.



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