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Salsa Catfish

 Salsa Catfish
Give your fish a southwestern "kick" with Teresa Hubbard's change-of-pace preparation. "My sister doesn't like seafood, so I figured I'd disguise it with a mix of interesting tastes and textures," she explains from Russellville, Alabama. "Everyone was surprised by the slightly crunchy tortilla chip coating."
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 cup finely crushed baked tortilla chip scoops
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 each catfish fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup salsa, warmed


  • In a shallow bowl, combine tortilla chip crumbs and chili powder. In
  • another bowl, combine lemon juice and oil. Dip fish in lemon
  • mixture, then coat with crumb mixture.
  • Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coasted with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle with any remaining crumbs.
  • Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until fish easily flakes with a
  • fork. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 fillet with 1/4 cup salsa equals 278 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 429 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot

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