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Catfish with Lemon/Butter Sauce

I created this recipe for a catfish cooking contest by modifying a recipe for shrimp and spaghetti, which I also developed. —Rita Futral, Ocean Spring, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds catfish fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 16 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon slices or wedges, optional
  • Additional parsley, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook mushrooms and garlic, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add broth or wine, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add catfish, simmer, uncovered, for 6 to 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. (Butter sauce will be thin.) Serve over spaghetti. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with lemon and parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 379 calories, 26g fat (13g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 668mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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