Bronzed catfish and hush puppies

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
18 ounces Catfish fillets; 6 ounces each
¼ cup Butter or margarine; melted
4 teaspoons Magic Seasoning Blends seafood magic; *OR*
1 teaspoon Salt; onion powder, pepper, basil, each *AND*
½ teaspoon Garlic powder and thyme
\N \N Lemon wedges
1 cup Cornmeal
1 cup All-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Baking powder
2 teaspoons Magic Seasoning Blends seafood magic; *OR*
¾ teaspoon Ground red pepper; and
½ teaspoon Salt; pepper, dried thyme, and
¼ teaspoon White pepper; and
⅛ teaspoon Dried oregano leaves
¼ cup Green onions - tops only; very finely chopped
2 larges Eggs; beaten
1 cup Milk
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil; + more for frying


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 seasonings.

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 350øF. 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 2½ 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.

Recipe by: Ladies Home Journal Online Posted to recipelu-digest by "Valerie Whittle" <catspaw@...> on Mar 19, 1998

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