Broiled Cajun Catfish

Broiled Cajun Catfish

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

Lightly seasoned cornmeal turns into a tasty crust for broiled catfish fillets. Make it a meal: Serve with Creamy Coleslaw and Oven Sweet Potato Fries.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1¼ pounds catfish fillets, cut into 4 pieces
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


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  1. Preheat the broiler. Lightly spray a rack (large enough to hold the fish in a single layer) with cooking spray and set it on top of a baking sheet.
  2. Place fish fillets in a shallow dish, pour buttermilk over and turn to coat well. Stir together cornmeal, salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne in another shallow dish. Lift each piece of fish from the buttermilk, shaking off the excess, and dip both sides in the cornmeal mixture, coating completely. Place on the prepared rack.
  3. Broil the fish, about 4 inches from the heat, until it is opaque in the center, about 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 227 calories; 9 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 15 mcg folate; 78 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 190 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 17 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 444 mg sodium; 446 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ starch, 3½ lean meat

Reviews 1

December 04, 2009
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By: harris.miked
I made this recipe exactly and found it to be somewhat bland. However, I will make it again, as it was simple and quick -- perfect for a weeknight. For my taste, I will double the salt, paprika, onion & garlic powders, and the cayenne pepper next time.
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