Catfish with Carrot-Cabbage Slaw

Catfish with Carrot-Cabbage Slaw
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  • 4Servings


  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 lemon, 1/2 juiced and 1/2 cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 small red cabbage (about 12 ounces), shredded
  • 1 large carrot, coarsely grated
  • 1/2 small red onion, grated
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound catfish fillets, cut into 1-inch-wide strips


In a large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon oil, the lemon juice and sugar; season with salt and black pepper. Add the cabbage, carrot and onion; toss to coat.

In a large, shallow bowl, combine the cornmeal, cayenne and 1 teaspoon salt. Coat the catfish with the seasoned cornmeal, shaking off any excess.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 1/4 cup oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add the fish and cook, turning once, until browned, about 5 minutes; drain on a paper-towel-lined plate. Serve with the carrot-cabbage slaw and the lemon wedges.