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Catfish Po’ Boy

1 lb Catfish Fillets [cut into 3″ pieces]
1 Egg [beaten]
1/2 cup Cornmeal [fine grain]
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Marjoram [dried]
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
dash Thyme [dried]
dash Black Pepper
Sea Salt [to taste]
Olive Oil

Green Tomato Tartar Sauce:
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
2 Tbs Green Tomato Pickles [minced]
1 Tbs Chives + Parsley [chopped]

4 French Bread Rolls [oblong, sliced in half]
2 cups Lettuce [sliced]
1 Tomato [sliced into 8 rounds]
Butter + Hot Sauce [optional, but so good]

Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a large saute pan, just enough oil to coat the bottom with a thin layer. Combine cornmeal, cinnamon, garlic powder, chili powder, marjoram, thyme, salt + pepper on a small plate. Dip each piece of fish in the egg, then dredge till totally covered in cornmeal + spices. Pan fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.

Spread one side of each french roll with tartar sauce. Lightly butter the other side. Top with fried fish, lettuce + tomato. Finish with a few drops of vinegary hot sauce.

4 Sandwiches.

These amazingly tasty sandwiches were made in collaboration with Jane Middleton + Jody Trendler.

Goan Spiced Catfish

3 Catfish Fillets [chopped into 1″ pieces]
1/2 cup Onion [chopped]
3 Garlic Cloves [minced]
1 Tomato [seeded + chopped]
1 Tbs Olive Oil [or ghee]
Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Tumeric [ground]
2 tsp Coriander [ground]
1 tsp Curry Powder [sweet]
3/4 cup Coconut Milk

Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet with a lid. Saute onion + garlic until translucent. Add tomatoes + spices + cook for 1 minute. Add fish + coconut milk. Cover + simmer until fish is just cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Serves 2 with rice as an entree or 4 as a side.

Catfish Ceviche

2 Catfish Fillets [rinsed well + chopped into bite size pieces]
2 lemons [zest from 1, juice from both]
1 lime [zest + juice]
1 Red Chili Pepper[minced]
1 Avocado [chopped]
1 Tomato [seeded + chopped]
Sea Salt [smoked or otherwise]

Combine fish with lemon + lime juice and zest in a glass bowl. Cover + refrigerate over night, stirring occasionally.

After marinating, drain fish of excess juices. Stir in the chili pepper, avocado + tomato. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve.

Serves 4 as a light appetizer.

Texas Tacos

Catfish:
4 Catfish Fillets [about 1-1/2 lbs]
1-2 Tbs Chili Powder
Salt
Olive Oil

Homemade Corn Tortillas [by Mike Molaro]
2 cups Masa Harina
1-1/3 cups Water

Toppings:
Peach Salsa
Marinated Cabbage
Spicy Mayonnaise

Prepare peach salsa and marinated cabbage before beginning to prepare the catfish and tortillas.

Preheat broiler or grill. Rub catfish lightly with oil. Sprinkle fillets with salt and chili powder to taste.

Combine masa harina + water and kneed for a couple minutes until well combined. Heat a large skillet over high heat. [No oil is necessary.] Divide dough into 10 pieces + roll out into 5″ diameter rounds. Fry each tortilla for several minutes on each side. Cover and set aside to remain warm.

Broil or grill catfish for 5 – 10 minutes until just cooked through.

Serve on a warm corn tortilla with peach salsa, a little cabbage + spicy mayonnaise.

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