Catfish in Ginger Sauce Recipe
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Catfish in Ginger Sauce Recipe

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"Whenever I want to serve fish in a flash, I turn to this recipe," reports Mary Dixson, Decatur, Alabama. "The fillets always turn out moist, tender and tasty. For even more flavor, spoon extra sauce over the fish before serving."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 274 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein.


  1. In a 2-cup microwave-safe bowl, combine the onions, oil and ginger. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 minutes or until onions are tender.
  2. In small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in the broth, soy sauce, vinegar and cayenne. Stir into onion mixture. Microwave, uncovered, at 70% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring after each minute, until sauce comes to a boil.
  3. Place catfish in a microwave-safe 3-qt. dish; pour sauce over the fish. Cover and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Catfish in Ginger Sauce in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p47

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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