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Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish with Cajun Seasoning and Spicy Tartar Sauce

 
One serving costs about $2.87 One serving costs about $2.87

$2.87 per serving

8 people like this recipe

8 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,pescetarian,gluten free,pescatarian lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Creole,Cajun
spoonacular Score:72%

Spoonacular Score: 72%

 

Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish with Cajun Seasoning and Spicy Tartar Sauce is a main course that serves 4. One portion of this dish contains roughly 27g of protein, 26g of fat, and a total of 420 calories. For $2.87 per serving, this recipe covers 26% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 8 would say it hit the spot. This recipe is typical of Cajun cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around around 45 minutes. If you have granulated garlic, dill pickle juice, scallion, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Foodista. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and pescatarian diet. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 71%, which is solid. Users who liked this recipe also liked Spicy Catfish Tenders With Cajun Tartar Sauce, Spicy Cornmeal-crusted Catfish, and Spicy Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish.

Pinot Grigio, Gruener Veltliner, and Pinot Noir are my top picks for Catfish. Fish is as diverse as wine, so it's hard to pick wines that go with every fish. A crisp white wine, such as a pinot grigio or Grüner Veltliner, will suit any delicately flavored white fish. Meaty, strongly flavored fish such as salmon and tuna can even handle a light red wine, such as a pinot noir. One wine you could try is Chloe Pinot Grigio. It has 4.2 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 13 dollars.

Chloe Pinot Grigio

Flavors of juicy white peach, oft melon and crisp apple with a subtle undertone of Meyer Lemon

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
1 large
1 large egg
egg
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp milk
milk
0.33 cups
0.33 cups yellow cornmeal
yellow cornmeal
1 tsp
1 tsp chile powder
chile powder
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps cayenne
cayenne
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps smoked paprika
smoked paprika
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps granulated garlic
granulated garlic
20.01 oz
20.01 oz skinless catfish filets
skinless catfish filets
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
some
some sea salt
sea salt
some
some black bell pepper
black bell pepper
0.75 cups
0.75 cups light mayonnaise
light mayonnaise
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps dill pickle
dill pickle
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp jalapeno chile
jalapeno chile
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp green white scallion
green white scallion
1 tsp
1 tsp dill pickle juice
dill pickle juice
1 tsp
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
fresh lemon juice
1 large egg
1 large
egg
1 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp
milk
0.33 cups yellow cornmeal
0.33 cups
yellow cornmeal
1 tsp chile powder
1 tsp
chile powder
0.5 tsps cayenne
0.5 tsps
cayenne
0.5 tsps smoked paprika
0.5 tsps
smoked paprika
0.5 tsps granulated garlic
0.5 tsps
granulated garlic
20.01 oz skinless catfish filets
20.01 oz
skinless catfish filets
3 Tbsps olive oil
3 Tbsps
olive oil
some sea salt
some
sea salt
some black bell pepper
some
black bell pepper
0.75 cups light mayonnaise
0.75 cups
light mayonnaise
2 Tbsps dill pickle
2 Tbsps
dill pickle
1 Tbsp jalapeno chile
1 Tbsp
jalapeno chile
1 Tbsp green white scallion
1 Tbsp
green white scallion
1 tsp dill pickle juice
1 tsp
dill pickle juice
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp
fresh lemon juice

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Whisk the egg and milk in a medium bowl. Combine the cornmeal, chile powder, cayenne powder, paprika, and garlic in a large zip-top bag. Dip each catfish filet in the egg mixture. Let excess egg drip off and place the filets in the bag with the cornmeal mixture. Zip the top and shake the bag until all pieces are well coated. Remove the filets and lay side by side on a plate (do not overlap). Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. (Refrigeration helps keep the crust adhered during cooking.) While the fish chills, make the sauce. Whisk the first 6 ingredients (through lemon juice) in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot (but not smoking), season the catfish filets with salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Fry until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, 3-4 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Divide the fish among 4 plates and top each with a dollop of tartar sauce or pass the sauce at the table.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.78
Ingredient
1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk
⅓ cups yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon chile powder
½ teaspoons cayenne
½ teaspoons smoked paprika
½ teaspoons granulated garlic
20 ounces skinless catfish filets
3 tablespoons olive oil
some black bell pepper
¾ cups light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons dill pickle
1 tablespoon jalapeno chile
1 tablespoon green white scallion
1 teaspoon dill pickle juice
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Price
$0.31
$0.02
$0.17
$0.12
$0.10
$0.12
$0.03
$8.18
$0.50
$0.37
$0.85
$0.16
$0.07
$0.04
$0.04
$0.03
$11.11

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

Price Tips

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
414 Calories
27g Protein
26g Total Fat
16g Carbs
25% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
414
21%

Fat
26g
41%

  Saturated Fat
4g
29%

Carbohydrates
16g
6%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
142mg
47%

Sodium
540mg
24%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
27g
54%

Vitamin D
18µg
120%

Vitamin B12
3µg
55%

Phosphorus
375mg
38%

Vitamin C
30mg
37%

Vitamin K
37µg
36%

Selenium
24µg
35%

Vitamin A
1251IU
25%

Vitamin B1
0.37mg
25%

Vitamin E
3mg
23%

Potassium
676mg
19%

Vitamin B6
0.37mg
19%

Vitamin B3
3mg
17%

Vitamin B5
1mg
15%

Magnesium
55mg
14%

Vitamin B2
0.22mg
13%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Folate
38µg
10%

Fiber
2g
9%

Manganese
0.18mg
9%

Iron
1mg
9%

Copper
0.12mg
6%

Calcium
44mg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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