Spicy Cornmeal-crusted Catfish

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 16 mins

I've made this a few times now, and it is very simple and delicious. We love it! It originally was printed in Everyday Food magazine (issue #3), and I have made minor changes to the recipe. It is wonderful with beans and rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the cornmeal, paprika, cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper on a plate or cookie sheet.
  2. Dredge both sides of the fish through the mixture, coating both sides well.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat.
  4. Place fillets in the pan and cook for 6-8 minutes per side, or until crust is browned and the fish is firm.