"Do not overcook this dish. Most seafoods...should be simply threatened with heat and then celebrated with joy."--Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet

Fried Catfish Taco with Chipotle Slaw Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tim and Liz Martin
Added: Monday, May 25, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 (6 to 8 oz) catfish filets
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup spicy mustard
1 tsp hot sauce
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup yellow corn meal
2 1/2 tsp paprika
2 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
2 to 3 cups vegetable oil for pan frying
2 tsp finely chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (you can buy in cans at grocery store). They are HOT so wash hands well after handling!!
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lime juice
1/4 lb shredded white cabbage (about 1 cup)
1/4 lb shredded red cabbage (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
1/4 cup chopped green onions

8 crispy tortilla shells

Directions:
Directions:
Cut catfish filets into 1-inch thick strips on the diagonal. Put fish in a medium size mixing bowl along with milk, mustard, hot sauce, 1/2 tsp salt and cayenne pepper. Stir thoroughly to combine. Refrigerate one hour.
Meanwhile, make the Chipotle Slaw by combining the chipotle pepper, mayonnaise, honey and lime juice in a large mixing bowl. Stir well, then add the shredded cabbage, red onions, green onions and stir to thoroughly combine. Season with the remaining 1/4 tsp of salt, and refrigerate until ready to assemble tacos.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or a deep fryer until a thermometer registers 350 degrees
In a shallow bowl combine the flour, cornmeal, paprika, 2 tsp salt, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder. Dredge each piece of fish in flour mixture until well coated on all sides. When oil is hot, gently place fish in the hot oil and fry until fish is golden brown on all sides - about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fish to a paper-lined plate to drain. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Put fish and slaw into tortilla and serve. Yummy!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 - 30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are really delicious. Not your average taco!

 

 

 

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