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Grilled Catfish in Corn Husks

Nov
12
2012
Grilled Catfish in Corn Husks
Ingredients

  • 4 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets, 6 ounces each
  • 4 ears of corn with the husks on
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 teaspoons capers, drained
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick)  unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon portions
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions

  1. Peel back the corn husk and remove the silk on all 4 ears of corn. Break off the corncob at the base, leaving the husk attached. With a sharp knife, slice the kernels off the cobs of 2 of the ears. Put aside the other 2 ears. Prepare a hot fire.
  2. Fold back a few of the leaves of each corn husk and place a catfish fillet in each. Top each fillet with one-quarter of the corn kernels, green onions, bell pepper, capers, and butter, and top with a sprig of thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Tie the husk together with strips of the corn husk or kitchen twine. (This can be done earlier in the day and kept refrigerated until ready to grill.)
  3. When ready to grill, place the catfish fillets in corn husks on the grill directly over the fire and grill for 5 minutes. Then move to the indirect side of the grill and continue to cook for another 6 to 7 minutes with the grill lid closed.
  4. Serve the corn husk packets by folding back the top of the corn husk to display the fish inside.

Source: “Fish & Shellfish, Grilled & Smoked,” by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig

Nutritional Information per serving: calories, 807; protein, 40 g; carbohydrates, 52 g; fiber,
4 g; fat, 50 g; cholesterol, 187 mg; sodium, 1,405 mg.

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