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Catfish

From fried and crispy to baked and seasoned, catfish recipes are a unique and spicy addition to any Mardi Gras menu or Cajun-themed meal.

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To help breading adhere to the fish, pat fillets dry and coat lightly with flour before dipping in egg and dredging in cornmeal coating. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before frying.
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Lime Broiled Catfish

Lime Broiled Catfish

Lime Broiled Catfish

To serve a reduced-calorie dish that is ready in about 15 minutes. I came up with this fast simple recipe. I think the lime juice adds a different fresh flavor to the mild taste of the fish. —Nick Nicholson, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Catfish Cakes

Catfish Cakes

Catfish Cakes

These cakes are crispy on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside—a real treat! I like to serve them with hush puppies and coleslaw. I developed the recipe to put to good use all the catfish we catch at our lake cabin. —Jan Campbell, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Cajun Catfish with Fruit Salsa

Cajun Catfish with Fruit Salsa

Cajun Catfish with Fruit Salsa

"I got the idea for this recipe from my brother-in-law, Brett, a fabulous 'experimental' cook," says Katherine Nelson of Palmdale, California. "Even the pickiest of eaters will crave more of this dish, so you might want to double the recipe!"
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Southern Pecan Catfish

Southern Pecan Catfish

Southern Pecan Catfish

I coat the catfish in pecans, then top it with a thick, rich cream sauce. It looks like you spent all day on it, but it's actually very speedy to prepare. Garnish it with lemon wedges, parsley or more chopped pecans if you desire. —Mary Ann Griffin, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Cajun Catfish

Cajun Catfish

Cajun Catfish

This dish features the green pepper, onion and celery combination common to Cajun dishes, but it’s not too spicy. It’s a colorful and flavorful way to serve our locally raised catfish.

Skillet-Grilled Catfish

Skillet-Grilled Catfish

Skillet-Grilled Catfish

"You can use this recipe with any thick fish fillet, but I suggest catfish or haddock," notes Traci K Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania. "The Cajun flavor is great!"

Cajun Pecan Catfish

Cajun Pecan Catfish

Cajun Pecan Catfish

This is one of our favorite recipes. It's quick, easy and delicious. Just serve with a side salad, biscuits and mixed fruit for dessert. We like it a lot for Christmas Eve. —Jan Wilkins, Blytheville, Arkansas

Weeknight Catfish Wraps

Weeknight Catfish Wraps

Weeknight Catfish Wraps

In her Boise, Idaho kitchen, Monica Perry tucks catfish "nuggets" and a convenient coleslaw mix into tortillas with tasty results. The fish gets a slight kick from the Creole seasoning.

Catfish Creole

Catfish Creole

Catfish Creole

A friend gave me this recipe, and it's been a family favorite since the first time I made it.

Oven-Fried Catfish

Oven-Fried Catfish

Oven-Fried Catfish

This moist baked catfish gets its crisp golden coating from cornflake crumbs. The fillets are nicely seasoned with celery salt, onion powder and paprika. Phyllis Early of Holland, Michigan shared the recipe.

Crispy Catfish

Crispy Catfish

Crispy Catfish

"Grilling is my family's favorite way to fix meals," writes Rhonda Dietz from Garden City Kansas. "Because my husband savors well-prepared meals, this recipe quickly became one of his most requested."
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