Learn how to make Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish, one of Rita's recipes for healthy fats to reduce asthma.

Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ¼ cup crushed pecans
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons minced onion
  • ½ teaspoon black peppers
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons regular or low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon canola or grapeseed oil
  • 1 lb catfish fillets

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix together cornmeal, pecans, paprika, garlic powder, onion, pepper and salt.
  2. Heat medium nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Pour in cornmeal mixture. Cook and stir about 3 minutes or until cornmeal begins to brown Transfer to shallow bowl; set aside.
  3. In small bowl mix together mayonnaise and preserves. Brush on both sides of catfish fillets. Dredge fillets in toasted cornmeal mixture.
  4. Coat medium skillet with nonstick cooking spray and then heat the canola oil. Swirl pan to coat. Place skillet on medium-high heat.  Add fillets. Cook until browned; turn. Cook until browned and cooked through.