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Cornmeal-Battered Oven-Fried Catfish

5 - 6
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
For a classic dinner at its simplest, serve this dish over mesclun greens tossed with a little rice vinegar.


Yellow cornmeal

½ cup(s)

Smoked paprika

1 tsp(s)

Dried thyme

1 tsp(s)

Table salt

1 tsp(s)

Celery seed

½ tsp(s)

Onion powder

½ tsp(s)

Garlic powder

½ tsp(s)

Black pepper

½ pinch, freshly ground

Fat free skim milk

½ cup(s)

Cooking spray

2 spray(s), (5 one-second sprays per serving)

Uncooked catfish fillet(s)

1 pound(s), cut into 4 pieces

Uncooked asparagus

1 pound(s), steamed


1 medium, quartered


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F).
  2. Mix cornmeal, paprika, thyme, salt, celery seeds, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper together in a shallow soup bowl. Pour milk into another shallow soup bowl.
  3. Coat a large nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray. Dredge fillets first in milk, then in cornmeal mixture, coating both sides and pressing cornmeal mixture gently to adhere. Place coated fillets on baking sheet and lightly spray each with cooking spray.
  4. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Let stand at room temperature 2 minutes before serving. Serve with lemon wedge. Yields 1 fillet and 1/4 of asparagus per serving.