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Bronzed Catfish And Hush Puppies

Ingredients & Directions

18 oz Catfish fillets; 6 ounces
1/4 c Butter or margarine; melted
4 ts Magic Seasoning Blends
-seafood magic; *OR*
1 ts Salt; onion powder,
-pepper, basil, each *AND*
1/2 ts Garlic powder and thyme
Lemon wedges

1 c Cornmeal
1 c All-purpose flour
1 tb Baking powder
2 ts Magic Seasoning Blends
-seafood magic; *OR*
3/4 ts Ground red pepper; and
1/2 ts Salt; pepper, dried thyme,
1/4 ts White pepper; and
1/8 ts Dried oregano leaves
1/4 c Green onions – tops only;
-very finely chopped
2 lg Eggs; beaten
1 c Milk
2 tb Vegetable oil; + more for

Prep time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 8 minutes; Degree of difficulty: Easy

1. Brush both sides of fish with butter, then coat both sides with

2. Heat 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until smoking, 3 to
5 minutes. Add 2 fillets and cook until just opaque at center, about 2
minutes per side. Keep warm in oven and repeat with remaining fillets.
Serve with lemon wedges and Hushpuppies. Makes 4 servings.

PER SERVING Calories 300 Total Fat 18 g Cholesterol 130 mg Sodium 775 mg
Carbohydrates 1 g Protein 31 g

Hush Puppies

A great accompaniment to the catfish. Make these first and keep warm in a
low oven while the fish cooks.

Prep time: 10 minutes plus standing Cooking time: 5 minutes per batch
Degree of difficulty: Easy

1. Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder and spices in large bowl. Stir in
green onions. Add eggs and blend well.

2. Bring milk and oil to boil in small saucepan. Remove from heat and add
to flour mixture in two batches, stirring well after each addition. Let
stand 15 minutes.

3. Heat 4 inches oil to 350F. in large saucepan or deep fryer. Drop batter
by tablespoonfuls into hot oil (do not crowd). Cook until dark golden brown
and cooked through, about 2 1/2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
Keep warm while cooking remaining batter. Makes about 30.

PER HUSHPUPPY Calories 60 Total Fat 3 g Cholesterol 19 mg Sodium 90 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g Protein 1 g

NOTES : Bronzed catfish is a lighter, faster, simpler version of the
traditional blackened dish. Preheating your cast-iron skillet is essential.
Use the Seafood Magic *OR* the seasonings, not both.

4 Servings

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