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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Baked Catfish with Tomato Salsa



Here fishy, fishy, fishy, fishy. One of my favorites is catfish. For this, I simply baked it. Sometimes the simpler the dish, the better it tastes. No need to complicate the flavors. I've been enjoying the Emeril's Original seasoning quite a bit since I received them a couple months ago. I just seasoned the catfish on there good. Gave the fishy fillet a little massage and a little bit of rest that way the meat can absorb the spices. You can use any seasonings you prefer.

I baked it for a good 10-15 minutes. The end result is a tender flaky fish that's flavorful and juicy. I paired it with simple tomato salsa that I mixed it with some chopped sweet onion, chopped parsley and lime juice.

Served it with a little dome-shaped ball of rice that I drizzled some of the tasty fish juices on top and extra salsa on the side.

Serves 2-3




Baked Catfish with Tomato Salsa


2 catfish fillet
Emeril's Original Seasoning
    (or your choice of seasonings)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Tomato Salsa (recipe below)


Preheat your oven 375˚F

Pat the fillets dry. Lightly coat each fillet with some extra virgin olive oil. Then coat with the seasoning (or your own blend/choice of seasoning) Be sure to rub it into the flesh of the fish and let it sit for at least 15-30 minutes.

Place the fillets on a foil-lined baking pan and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Depending on thickness.

When cooked let it sit for 2 minutes to let the juices redistribute within the fillets. 

Serve warm and drizzle some of the fish juices that may have collected on the baking pan.

Top with some salsa.




Tomato Salsa

2 small to medium ripe tomato - diced
1/4 c Parsley - chopped
1/2 small sweet onion - diced
Juice of half lime
salt and pepper to season

Combine all ingredients together. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.


27 comments:

Miranda said...

I agree, simple is better sometimes. This is one of those times. This looks Terrrific!

girlichef said...

I always love your simple and tasty sounding fish dishes. This sounds awesome :D

Donna-FFW said...

Love simple dinners like this. The ingredients speak for themselves.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Simple, but beautifully done :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I love fish topped with fresh salsa. Your pictures are always soooo amazing; I could look at them all day...

ValleyWriter said...

I've only ever had catfish blackened and I was not a fan. I should give it a try using your recipe - it looks yummy!

Bob said...

Great pictures! Catfish is one of the few kinds of fish I've always enjoyed, but I haven't seen it around the past few years when I've been adventurous.

Lana said...

Well done! Catfish is very plentiful throughout the South. Lots of catfish "farms" down this way. Love the addition of the tomato salsa. Yum.

the ungourmet said...

I have been craving fish. This is such a nice looking dish!

I found a salad you would like. It's a Caesar salad with catfish "croutons". The croutons are really just crispy pieces of catfish. I thought it sounded terrific!

Debbie said...

Catfish is one of my favorites! I usually always have it fried but your version sounds and looks terrific! I would love some right now!

Mary said...

I love the simplicity of this meal. It looks and sounds delicious.

Patty said...

Yummy! Fish is my favorite - add salsa and it makes it even better!!

5 Star Foodie said...

A very nice easy dish, great with tomato salsa!

lisaiscooking said...

I'm a fan of catfish too, and I used to a similar baked version. Thanks for the reminder. The tomato salsa looks great with it.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I do not eat fish but every time you make a fish dish you make me wish I loved it! :)

Cucinista said...

Mmm, simple, easy, dead tasty.

teresa said...

this is more gorgeous then many fish dishes i have ordered from restaurants! great job!

Diana said...

If I'm the quinoa queen, you are the seafood senorita! Your posts always make me crave fish, and you make the preparation seem so simple.

Hummingbird Appetite said...

I love simple dishes!

GrilledShane said...

Catfish always seems to freak me out, but after reading this recipe, I may actually have to give it a try. Very simple but it looks great. Yum!

figtree said...

I look forward to trying this!

Pam said...

Simple is best. I am loving this recipe.

Stacy said...

Salsa truly is the best topping. Can't wait to try it with catfish!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Simple and beautiful... Looks great!

zerrin said...

This is how I love to eat fish minus rice. It must be simple and accompanied with a tomato salsa with onion. We don't have rice with fish, just because traditionally, we aren't used to. We always serve rice with meat though. I must give it a try with fish, too. It looks so tasty with your presentation!

alecho said...

I've never used catfish before. meow meow. btw, I've been enjoying all your fish recipes.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

You just gave me a really bad craving for fish! I haven't had any in months. Shame on me! This looks great with the tomato salsa!

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