Catfish Sensation Salad – TCI

Catfish Sensation Salad

Serving Size: 4

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What you’ll need:

  • 4 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets or nuggets
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 ½ cups fine ground yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Dressing
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

How to prepare:

Preheat oil in deep fryer to 350˚ F. Lay catfish fillets on the cutting board lengthwise in front of you. With a sharp knife, carefully cut the fish into thin fillets, as if you were butterflying it.

Continue to cut thin layers horizontally until you get 3 to 4 very thin pieces. In a bowl, mix together remaining ingredients. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture, making sure to thoroughly coat the fish. Fry 4 to 6 pieces at a time for about 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a container with a tight-fitting lid.

Shake container until all ingredients are incorporated. Toss lettuce with dressing right before you serve, and top with catfish.