"My family was not big on fish...until I made this dish," Joy McConaghy from Moline, Illinois notes. She stuffs catfish fillets with a delicious mixture of crabmeat, cheese, seasoned bread crumbs and mayonnaise.
Crab-Stuffed Catfish Recipe photo by Taste of Home
1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed or 1 cup imitation crabmeat, flaked
3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1-1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise
1/8 teaspoon salt, optional
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
2 catfish or whitefish fillets (6 ounces each)
1/8 teaspoon paprika
Preheat oven to 425°. In a bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients. Cut each fillet in half widthwise; place 2 halves in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Press crab mixture onto fillets; top with remaining halves. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 22-26 minutes.