I love catfish and found this recipe on line and it looks simply delicious and most of all it only takes 20 minutes to prepare. This is the type of meal I like to prepare. While the fish is cooking I can cook vegetables and prepare salad.
- 4 (4 oz) catfish fillets
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 4 Roma tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes, sliced thin or coarsely chopped
- Dash of Tabasco
Preheat broiler to 500 degrees. Coat a broiling pan with nonstick cooking spray. Brush both sides of fillets with lemon juice, and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place fillets flat side up on prepared pan.
In a small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, and Tabasco sauce.
Broil fish about 4 inches from heat for 6 minutes. Remove from oven, and turn fillets over. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over each fillet. Top with tomato slices or chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Broil an additional 4 to 6 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
If you don’t have nonstick cooking spray, you can also use parchment paper and butter both sides and place it on top of cookie sheet. I broiled one side of the fish and when it was time to turn fillets over, I turn on the oven at 450 degrees and spread the cheese mixture evenly over each fillet. I cooked the fish until the cheese browned a bit.
The fish came out flaky and the cheese topping was so creamy. I think you can also use snapper, tilapia, or bass. Sun-dried tomatoes worked well with the dish. Next time I make this dish, I will make sure I have Roma tomatoes.
Ciao for now!!!