As a light and flavorful fish, catfish is easy to prepare in many ways. It is often fried, but it can also be baked, broiled and even grilled. It is an affordable choice that can easily replace other, more caloric meats in your diet. It also provides a number of nutrients, including vitamin B12, protein and omega-3.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with foil. Place a baking rack on the prepared pan and spray with cooking spray. Rinse and dry the fillets with paper towels. In a large zip-top bag, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and cayenne. Add fillets and shake gently to coat. To make your oven fried catfish extra crispy, place a cooling rack (like you use for baking) on the baking sheet before placing coated fish. The rack will lift the fish up, allowing it to crisp more.
Baked Lemon Garlic Butter Catfish is a delicious way to enjoy this tasty fish. In just one serving, it delivers a good source of protein and a healthy dose of Omega-3 fatty acids. The dish is easy to prepare, with only a few simple ingredients needed. It pairs well with a variety of side dishes, such as grilled vegetables, creamed spinach or classic Southern red beans and rice.