Louisiana Catfish with Okra & Corn

Louisiana Catfish with Okra & Corn

13 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009

Purchased Cajun or Creole seasoning flavors both the catfish and vegetables in this 30-minute dinner. This dish is best with fresh vegetables, but we were pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out with frozen okra and corn. Serve with cheese grits and a green salad.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 cups fresh or frozen sliced okra
  • 1¾ cups fresh corn kernels (from 2 ears; see Tip), or frozen
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1¾ teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning, divided
  • 1 pound catfish fillets, patted dry and cut into 4 portions


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  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Combine okra, corn, onion, 2 teaspoons oil and ¾ teaspoon Cajun (or Creole) seasoning in a large bowl. Spread the mixture out on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring twice, until the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, sprinkle both sides of catfish with the remaining 1 teaspoon Cajun (or Creole) seasoning. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, add the fish and cook until just cooked through and starting to brown, about 4 minutes per side. Serve with the roasted vegetables.
  • Tip: To remove corn from the cob, stand an uncooked ear of corn on its stem end and slice the kernels off with a sharp, thin-bladed knife.
  • Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 267 calories; 14 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 68 mcg folate; 62 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 420 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 51 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 361 mg sodium; 679 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (27% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, ½ vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 13

June 13, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Cookin Mama I cook for a family of 8 which includes 4 men that will eat anything and every one of them hated this. My husband took one taste and sternly said did you try something new. He said he couldn't eat it which was a first after 38 years of marriage. I wasted the $53 it cost me to buy all the fish and vegetables to make this. Very disappointing. Pros: It was easy to make. Cons: My family didn't like this at all.
October 01, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Superb! As spicy as you like it I was able to whip up a batch of Emeril's Essence spice mix beforehand, which made it a bit spicier than if I'd use Tony Chachere's. It was marvelous! We were exhausted after a long, full day and were still able to whip this up in a jiffy. Scarfed it right down, too. Pros: Fast and easy, lots of color and texture
May 02, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
I will eat Okra cooked like this all the time Never thought I would like this, but I will eat anytime! Not really hot spicy, just perfect... Pros: None Cons: Get your yellow and green veggies in one meal
August 26, 2013
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By: Sadie
Easy and Delicious Can pretty much work with any fish that you might have neglected in your freezer. I was getting sick of frying catfish all the time so I tried a different approach. This recipe was great! Loved the inclusion of the side dish recipe! Pros: Easy, Flexible
March 10, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Tasty and Quick Dinner I made this tonight for me and my boyfriend. I used a cajun spice mix that I made about two months ago and have been tossing in dishes whenever it calls for anything remotely cajun. I thought I had frozen corn in the freezer, but I ended up having to use frozen broccoli instead. It was delicious, and my boyfriend liked it a lot, too. I will definitely make this again. Pros: delicious, fast, easy
August 27, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
A family favorite Am making this for dinner again tonight - at the request of my kids! Easy and so good!
April 05, 2011
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By: v-wojcik
Yumsy! This was easy and delish! I used Emeril's creole seasoning recipe from the Food Network site, and it was so flavourful. I had also never had okra before, and I will definitely have it again. The vegetables with the roasted onion and seasoning tasted like pizza topping. Wowzers! Oh, and I served it with "Savory millet cakes" (http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/savory_millet_cakes.html?section=comments#tabs), which were also fabulous. The whole meal was perfectly satisfying.
October 31, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This sounds real simple and will be my next Fish dish to cook!
September 30, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Wow!! What an amazingly great blend of flavors.....and so danged easy!! This one gets a 10 in my book. We'll definitely be making this again!
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