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Tangy Lemon Catfish Recipe

Tangy Lemon Catfish Recipe

My husband turns up his nose at any fish dish I prepare except this one. In fact, this one makes his eyes light up!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash dried oregano
  • 1/2 pound catfish or whitefish fillets
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • TARTAR SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped dill pickle
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh dill or 3/4 teaspoon dill weed

Directions

  • 1. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the lemon juice, garlic, salt and oregano; add fillets. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30-60 minutes, turning several times.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. In a shallow bowl, combine cornmeal and flour. Coat fillets with cornmeal mixture. In a skillet, cook fillets in oil and butter for 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • 3. Meanwhile, for tartar sauce, in a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, pickle, onion and dill. Serve with fish. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 287 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 717mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat.

Reviews for Tangy Lemon Catfish

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MY REVIEW
justmbeth 77716
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"Very good flavor. We opted to use store bought tartar sauce for the sake of time but found the fish didn't even need it. I used yellow cornmeal."

MY REVIEW
tigres52 150830
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"I am not a fan of catfish... but this was so delisous! Just give it a try! You won't regret it!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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