This fish is something new for me. It is great when served with homemade baked beans and/or homemade sweet potato fries. If you have a deep fryer, it is easy as can be.
- 1 large lime
- 1/3 cup mayo, not salad dressing
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 3 stalks celery, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 red delicious apple, peel on and cored
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- 1 -1 1/2 lb. catfish fillets
- 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp. oil for frying
Cut half of the lime into wedges and set aside. Juice the remaining half into a large bowl. Combine the mayo and honey with the juice, using a whisk. Reserve 2 tbsp. of this. Stir in the apple, celery and cabbage, mixing well to combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to plate the catfish.
Sprinkle the fish with a pinch of salt and brush with the reserved lime-mayo mixture. In a small bowl, combine the cornmeal and chili powder. Coat the fish fillets and cook in 2 tbsp. hot oil 3-4 minutes each side until it becomes a nice golden colour.
Serve with the chilled slaw, lime wedges and beans and/or fries. All that is needed now is a nice cold beer.
Yummy good. I tell the truth, catfish is a wonderful fish to eat.