I have been pretty slow on getting these recipes up on my blog. I decided to post them on my blog first and then put them on my facebook page. I just get so excited when I make something that I really enjoy and I want to hurry and share it with you guys! Then I kind of forget about them until I realize hey whatever happened to that one recipe I liked so much. Hmmm... it's not on my blog. It must be on my facebook page! Then I have to search for the recipe... oh well... you know how that goes :) So now comes this catfish recipe I plan on adding to my rotation of yummy meals!
I love, love, love fried catfish! Did I say that I love it? Yeah, I really love FRIED catfish. What can you expect from a girl who lived in Louisiana and Texas most of her growing up years! I used to go with my grandparents to a place called Catfish King as a special treat when I came over to visit during the summers. Gosh, I loved that place. Then we started going to Dorothy's Porch until they closed down and finally to the large chain Black eyed Peas! It wasn't the same but it still helped my fried catfish fix! Yeah, I know fried catfish isn't very medifast friendly, but grilled is! Honestly, I really enjoyed this fish just as much as I would have fried. It has TONS of flavor. Almost too much! Can anything ever have too much flavor?! Well, I cut the salt in half and cut the cayenne red pepper in half. It was much more to my liking. Some of you guys like it really spicy and if so add more cayenne pepper. Knock yourself out! It may get you to drink that extra water we have to drink on medifast! Also, if you really want to use Cajun seasoning, go right ahead. It's just more fun to make your own! Anyways, hubby and I really liked this one and he isn't much of a fish eater so that is a plus. He didn't eat the cole slaw because he doesn't like mayo so I made him some corn instead. I like how this fish doesn't use any healthy fats so you can get your healthy fats into your sides such as this cole slaw recipe or good old fashioned mashed cauliflower! I never had cole slaw before and this one is a little sweet. Is it suppose to be sweet? Maybe I may decreaswe the splenda next time. Enjoy!
Grilled Cajun Catfish
20 oz raw farm raised (not wild catfish) catfish - should yield 14 oz cooked (2 Leans)
1/2 tsp thyme leaves (1/2 Condiment)
1/2 tsp black pepper (1 Condiment)
1/4 tsp cayenne red pepper (1/2 Condiment)
1/4 tsp salt (1 Condiment)
1/4 tsp garlic powder (1/2 Condiment)
1/4 tsp onion powder (1/2 Condiment)
1/8 tsp lemon pepper (1/4 Condiment)
Combine seasonings in a small bowl. Sprinkle on both sides of the catfish. Grill 5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily. You can also bake it at 375 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
2 Servings with 1 Lean, 2.12 Condiments per Serving ( You need 2 Healthy Fats to complete this Lean)