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Cajun-Style Catfish

 Cajun-Style Catfish
These nicely spiced fillets are sure to win you a boatload of compliments! "I got the original recipe from a chef in the culinary arts department of a college where I used to work," recalls reader Dolores Barnas from Basdell, New York.
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min.


  • 4-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Refrigerated butter-flavored spray


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Spritz both
  • sides of fish with butter-flavored spray. Dip one side of each
  • fillet in spice mixture.
  • Place spice side down in a large skillet coated with butter-flavored
  • spray. Cook over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or
  • until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One fillet equals 236 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.