-nonstick cooking spray
-2 Tbs yellow cornmeal
-2 Tbs paprika
-1 tsp dried thyme
-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
-kosher salt and ground pepper
-4 catfish fillets (1.5 lbs total)
1. Heat broiler; coat the rack of a broiler pan with cooking spray. In a shallow bowl, stir together cornmeal, paprika, thyme, cayenne pepper, 1 tsp of the kosher salt, and 1/2 tsp of the ground pepper.
2. Dredge fillets in cornmeal mixture, turning to coat. Shake off excess, and place on the prepared broiler rack; broil until opaque throughout and blacked on the outside, 10-12 minutes. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.
Just thinking about this makes me drool. It is SO good. It’s crunch and just a little bit spicy, and you can have some sort of remoulade or tartar sauce on the side if you like but it needs nothing. Make this, and you’ll hear a choir of hungry angels sing when you open your oven. Seriously.