This tribute to a great Southern staple does fried catfish serious justice. A creative Cajun coleslaw tops perfectly fried fish for a sandwich you won’t be able to get enough of. —Ann Baker, Texarkana, Texas
In Plantation, Florida, Dave Bremstone rubs catfish fillets with a pleasant mixture of seasonings before cooking them quickly on the grill. The moist fish gets plenty of flavor when served with a spicy sauce and fresh lemon wedges.
"Nestled in a skillet with colorful nutritious carrots and spinach, this catfish fillet comes out perfectly moist," reports Sharon McComas of Kansas City, Missouri. "This skillet supper is no more trouble than heating a frozen dinner—and it tastes so much better!"
"This is the best catfish ever!" applauds Ellen De Munnik of Chesterfield, Michigan. "It's fast to prepare...and the cayenne adds a little zip," Her golden cornmeal and herb coating keeps the fillets moist and gives them traditional appeal without the fat that comes from frying.
"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."
Catfish are plentiful in the freshwater lake where I live. This is one of my favorite recipes. Cajun seasoning, cumin and coriander spice up the fillets nicely. The colorful corn and shrimp salsa makes an excellent accompaniment.
-Denise Wall, Ridgeway, South Carolina