Quick Cajun Catfish

Quick Cajun Catfish

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 catfish fillets, (1 1/4 pounds; see Tip)
  • 4 lemon wedges

Directions

  1. Preheat broiler. Lightly oil a wire rack large enough to hold fish in a single layer. Place the rack on a baking sheet.
  2. Whisk buttermilk and mustard in a medium bowl until smooth. Combine cornmeal, salt and paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, cayenne pepper and black pepper in a shallow dish. Dip each fillet in the buttermilk mixture, turning to coat. Transfer to the cornmeal mixture, turning to coat completely. Place the fillets on the prepared rack; they should not touch.
  3. Broil 4 inches from the heat source until the fish is opaque in the center, about 3 minutes per side. Serve hot with lemon wedges.