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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Broil the fish, about 4 inches from the heat, until it is opaque in the center, about 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; 9 g total fat; 1.9 g saturated fat; 78 mg cholesterol; 444 mg sodium. 446 mg potassium; 12.4 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 23.8 g protein; 190 IU vitamin a iu; 15 mcg folate; 17 mg calcium; 28 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More