04 September 2008

Catfish Po' Boy

Cheap, easy, and good for you. Oh, and really really yummy. Can't beat that, can you? Thank goodness for Louisiana, folks.

I had Po' Boys on our Labor Day weekend menu well before Gustav reared its ugly head, but eating these after seeing its path on the news made for a good, filling, yet melancholy dinner. Thank goodness this hurricane was not another Katrina, but there was still a lot of damage. So to the people of Louisiana: you're in my thoughts and prayers, here's to a quick recovery. God bless.

Catfish Po' Boy
(from Cooking Light, October 2002)

2 Tbsp. fat-free milk
1 lb. catfish fillets, cut into 2 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. yellow cornmeal
1 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning (such as McCormick)
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. fat-free mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. fat-free sour cream
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
Dash of crushed red pepper
2 c. bagged broccoli coleslaw
4 kaiser buns (French bread if you want to be traditional!), split and toasted

Combine milk and catfish in a large bowl, tossing gently to coat. Remove fish from bowl; shake off excess milk. Sprinkle fish with salt. Combine cornmeal and Cajun seasoning in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add fish to bag. Seal and shake to coat.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish; cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

While fish cooks, combine vinegar and next 4 ingredients (vinegar through pepper) in a medium bowl. Add broccoli coleslaw; toss well to coat. Spoon 1/2 cup slaw mixture onto bottom half of each roll. Arrange fish evenly over each serving, and top with top halves of rolls. I also doused the fish liberally with Tabasco sauce. Yum!


Maria said...

Looks like a mighty fine sandwich to me!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm, this looks delicious. And it's light? Definitely bookmarking this one. Thanks!

Rachel said...

Oh yum! I love catfish.

Sarah said...


Snooky doodle said...

yummy yum that looks one great delicious catfish. you made me drool since i m hungry now

Anonymous said...

I don't know, the burguer looks so appetizing, however I think catfish is not good for health... at least not for a person who is trying to lose weight.
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