Spicy Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish

Recipe by Bev I Am

Serve this fish with tartar sauce as a main dish or also delicious served as a sandwich. Easy preparation. Prep time includes refrigeration time. From Eating Well Magazine.

Top Review by karens2kids

Great dish! We loved the crust on the fish and the sauce was awesome too! I used some fresh catfish, and it can't be beat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place fillets in a single layer in a shallow glass dish, Pour milk over the fish; cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or for up to 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare Tangy Tartar Sauce: Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  4. Keep refrigerated.
  5. Makes 1/2 cup.
  6. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  7. Combine cornmeal, parsley, garlic and cayenne to taste in a shallow dish.
  8. Remove the fish from the milk, sprinkle both side with salt and dredge in the cornmeal mixture.
  9. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  10. Place the fish on baking sheet and lightly coat the fish with cooking spray.
  11. Bake until the fish is firm to the touch and opaque in the center, 10-15 minutes.
  12. Serve immediately with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.
  13. Makes 4 servings.

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