Catfish Recipes To Purr About
When you think of catfish, you tend to think fried. Though fried catfish is nothing but delicious, it isn't the only way to prepare this wonderfully versatile fish. Catfish is easy to work with. Its mild flavor and flaky texture make it a great choice when considering a healthy alternative to frying. Here are some other ways to create a catfish meal worth purring about.
For a taste out of the ordinary, these recipes take the simple catfish and make it grand.
Crispy Onion Dijon Catfish -
4 (6oz) catfish filets
1 finely chopped onion
1/4 cup Dijon honey mustard
garlic salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp dry parsley flakes
1 cup crushed corn flakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together finely chopped onion and mustard. Season catfish filets with garlic salt and pepper to taste. Coat fish with mustard/onion blend and place on baking tray. Mix parsley flakes with crushed cornflakes. Top fish evenly with cornflake mixture. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn oven to broil and broil for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Great served with fragrant rice or couscous.
Creole Catfish -
1 lb. catfish filets
1 cup long-grained uncooked rice
2 cups water
1 can of Ro-Tel tomatoes
2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
1 finely chopped garlic clove
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1/8 teapoon hot pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in rice and bring to a second boil. Reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
Cut catfish into 3/4 inch pieces (catfish nuggets can be used if desired). Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine tomatoes with juices, chopped onions and garlic, oregano, pepper flakes and bouillon granules. Bring to a boil and stir in catfish pieces. Cover and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve over cooked rice.
Catfish Cakes -
1 pound catfish filets
1 finely chopped medium onion
1/4 cup chopped red pepper
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
1 tablespoon mayo or creamy salad dressing (Miracle Whip)
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
2 cups crushed buttery round crackers
1/4 cup canola oil
Season catfish filets with salt and pepper or to your liking. Bake in 450 degree oven for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with fork. Mash or flake cooked catfish and mix with rest of the ingredients except the oil.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Form fish mixture into patties and cook in hot oil, turning once, until golden brown. Great served with a large salad.
These recipes are easy and delicious and sure to be a hit in your family.
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