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Flavorful Catfish Fillets

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

4 servings

"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.
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound catfish fillets
  • Lemon wedges, optional

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk buttermilk and mustard until smooth. In another bowl, combine the cornmeal and seasonings. Dip fillets into buttermilk mixture, then into cornmeal mixture.
  2. Place 1 in. apart on a wire rack coated with cooking spray. Place rack on a baking sheet. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with lemon if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 295 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 751mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.

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