Louisiana Catfish with Okra and Corn

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Recipe: Louisiana Catfish with Okra and Corn

Summary: This dish is best with fresh vegetables, but we were pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out with frozen okra and corn. Serve with cheese grits and a green salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen sliced okra
  • 1 3/4 cups fresh corn kernels (from 2 ears; see Tip), or frozen
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning, divided
  • 1 pound catfish fillets, patted dry and cut into 4 portions (unless you just caught one, fresh catch even better – just make sure you know how to clean and fillet & keep it cold till ready to cook)
  • optional – cornmeal or breadcrumbs for breading (season with Creole seasoning as well)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Combine okra, corn, onion, 2 teaspoons oil and 3/4 teaspoon Cajun (or Creole) seasoning in a large bowl. Spread the mixture out on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring twice, until the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle both sides of catfish with the remaining 1 teaspoon Cajun (or Creole) seasoning. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, add the fish and cook until just cooked through and starting to brown, about 4 minutes per side. Serve with the roasted vegetables.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 25 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Eating Well

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