The flavor of this grill smoked teriyaki catfish recipe is full and complex from the addition of several key ingredients to the marinade. The added layer of smoke flavor makes this dish shine.
After marinating, the catfish are quickly grill-smoked, and are ready to eat in a matter of minutes.
Use fillets that are no more than 1 inch thick. Sides from big fish can be sliced into 3/4 inch thick strips. Marinade recipe makes enough for 3 pounds of catfish.
Teriyaki Fish Marinade
3 cups bottled teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 or 4 green onions, chopped,green tops included
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
Combine marinade ingredients. Pour over 3 pounds of catfish in a seal-able plastic container, like Tupperware. Marinate at least 12 hours, and up to 2 days. Longer marinating will give a deeper flavor to the fillets.
Preheat your charcoal or gas grill to medium high. Wrap a handful of smoke wood chips, whatever you prefer, in foil and place over heat, but not directly under where the fish will be grilled. Grill the fish over direct heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side.
The smoky teriyaki flavor of these catfish fillets is something you have to taste to believe. I think you'll really like 'em!