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Blackened Catfish with Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe
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Blackened Catfish with Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe

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A delightful and tasty rub make this quick recipe fantastic. While the fish is sitting to allow the flavors to blend, you can easily assemble the salsa. My family thinks this is marvelous.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons pepper, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/2 cup salsa equals 376 calories, 22 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 541 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Combine the oregano, cumin, paprika, 2 teaspoons pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt; rub over fillets. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mango, avocado, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and remaining salt and pepper. Chill until serving.
  3. In a large cast-iron skillet, cook fillets in oil over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings (2 cups salsa).
Originally published as Blackened Catfish with Mango Avocado Salsa in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2014, p206

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/2 cup salsa equals 376 calories, 22 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 541 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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