Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Blackend Catfish

Well for our anniversary we were fishing up painting so I didn't have time to make a big crazy wonderful meal like I was hoping but this was amazing! It was sooo fast and tasty! Thanks to Epicurious!
For the Catfish:
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried orégano, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 catfish fillets (about 1 pound)
1 large garlic clove, sliced thin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
lemon wedges as an accompaniment
In a small bowl combine the paprika, the orégano, the thyme, the cayenne, the sugar, the salt, and the black pepper, pat the catfish dry, and sprinkle the spice mixture on both sides of the fillet, coating them well. In a large skillet sauté the garlic in the oil over moderately high heat, stirring, until it is golden brown and discard the garlic. Add the butter, heat it until the foam subsides, and in the fat sauté the catfish for 4 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through. Transfer the catfish fillets with a slotted spatula to 2 plates and serve them with the lemon wedges.

For the rice, I have this AWESOME new microwave rice cooker that I wanted to try out... so I loaded in my Rice, water, and frozen veggie and cooked away. It was GREAT! Chris LOVED it... even more then the fish I think! HA!

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