Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Recipe Time!! Oven Baked Catfish

My Mom recently came to visit with a Southern Living recipe magazine with her. I am generally infatuated with all things Southern Living like most good Southern Ladies. ;-)

There were so many delicious looking recipes that I had to go and buy it for myself. This weekend Shooter and I decided we'd give several a try for our meals this week and here's my adaptation of one of them.

Oven Baked Catfish
adapted from Southern Living's "Spicy Fried Catfish with Lemon Cream"

4 catfish fillets
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 egg whites
Vegetable cooking spray

Season the catfish evenly with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
Combine breadcrumbs, salt, garlic powder, and ground red pepper in a shallow bowl.
Whisk egg whites in a shallow bowl until frothy. Dip fillets in egg whites, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
Arrange fillets on a wire rack coated with cooking spray in an aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan. (Do not overlap fillets.) Lightly coat fillets evenly on both sides with cooking spray.
Bake at 375° for 25 to 30 minutes or until fish is golden brown.

Lemon Cream

12 oz light sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Grated rind of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup finely minced red onion

Stir together all ingredients until blended. Cover and chill until ready to eat.

I have to tell you that it's worth the specal trip to get the Panko bread crumbs. They make this fish taste so crispy and crunchy!

Also, the leftover fish and sauce make delicious fish tacos the next day for lunch. :-)

This is going into our regular rotation and we also decided that we'd like to try it with tilapia too.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yum, Yum and More Yum. Don't use anything other than Panko. This is a very healthy dish and you can use Talapia, Flounder and most other fishes. I used it on Striped Bass and thought I had died and gone to heaven. I can guarantee that your tongue will slap your brains out eating this dish.