Pecan Crusted Catfish

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 355.9
  • Total Fat: 19.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 127.8 mg
  • Sodium: 346.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 30.7 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 cup pecan halves, toasted*
    1 tsp salt
    6 catfish fillets (2-2.5 lbs)
    1 cup buttermilk
    1 cup yellow cornmeal
    2 eggs
    1 tsp Tabasco
    .5 cup flour
    lemon wedges and parsley springs for garnish, optional


Place the cooled toasted pecans in a food processor; process until they resemble coarse meal. Rinse the catfish fillets with cold water; pat dry. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and Tabasco sauce.

In a separate shallow bowl or pie plate, stir together the flour, cornmeal, ground pecans, salt, and pepper. Dip each fillet into the buttermilk mixture, then into the cornmeal mixture, coating the fillets well. Set aside on waxed paper until ready to cook. Place on a greased pan and bake at 350° until browned and fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges and parsley sprigs, if desired.

*To toast nuts, spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in a 350° oven, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes. Or, toast in an ungreased skillet over medium heat, stirring, until golden brown and aromatic.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MUSICTURNSMEON.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    This was a great healthier alternative to the fried version I used to make. As a plus, it's less trouble to bake the fish than to fry it. I did have to bake it for 30 minutes rather than 20, but that might be because the fillets were very thick. - 8/28/11

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    Very Good
    I also coated the fish in cornflakes which turned out really great. - 4/18/11

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    Very Good
    This was really good. My mom was visiting and she loved it too. I didn't have a food processor, but I ground up the pecans as much as I could in the blender and then halfway thorugh, I chopped up the rest. Too much in a blender turns in to buttered pecans. - 4/11/09