What’s New For Dinner: Cajun Baked Catfish

Welcome to my series called “What’s New For Dinner?” This is going to be a weekly posting sharing a new recipe that I have tried throughout the week. This is my way of keeping our meals from getting boring and attempting to try new foods. I’m doing this fun challenge with my friend, Jenn from Super Jenn. So check her site for what she’s tried this week, too!

I wasn’t sure what I was going to make this last week until I saw a really great sale on Catfish at our Costco. I’m doing my best to incorporate more fish into our monthly menu plan so I decided this was the route to go. Since I really wanted some good opinions on fish, I went to my favorite recipe site again, AllRecipes.com. I stumbled onto their Cajun Baked Catfish Recipe. I liked the idea that it was going to be flavorful and that it wasn’t fried. Here’s how it went:

We gathered up all of our ingredients. What I liked about this recipe is that it’s fairly simple so I had everything on hand, except for the catfish.

We mixed together the ingredients. I measured them out and my son poured them in and then stirred them up. I love when I can let him help me (safely) in the kitchen.

We then brushed the fish with the ingredients. My son referred to this part as “we painted the fish, Daddy” when he was telling him about it at suppertime. :)

I coated a 13×9 pan with non-cook sticking spray and then placed the marinated fish into it. The recipe said to cook 10-13 minutes at 450 degrees but after reading the reviews, I cooked it much longer. Probably closer to 20-25 minutes. So just watch your catfish to make sure it’s done before taking it out.

Since I was in a lazy mood and we had a bigger lunch that day, I just served it up real simple with some jasmine rice and strawberries.

I loved how this fish had a nice kick to it. If your kids don’t enjoy spicier foods, you may want to cut back on the cayenne pepper/hot sauce. Mine had no issues with it. I did take the advice of people reviewing the recipe and switched the garlic salt to garlic powder and increased the cooking time. This is why I love grabbing recipes on sites like that—I have better luck having a good recipe! We are definitely adding this to our future menu plan, especially during Lent.

Did any of you try a new recipe this week? I’d love to hear about it! You can check Jenn’s site to see if she made anything new this week. She has a few projects going on so she may not have time to get a post up this week, though.

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