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Fried Catfish with Smoked Jalapeno Relish

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  • Serves:

    4

Ingredients

Fried Catfish

  • 4 catfish fillets (5 oz each or 150 g each)
  • 1 cup (240 ml) butter milk
  • ½ cup (120 ml) fine cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) old bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) cayenne pepper
  • canola oil, for frying

Smoked Jalapeno Relish

  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 5 drops Liquid Smoke
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) canola oil
  • salt, to taste

Directions

Fried Catfish

  1. Soak catfish in buttermilk for 1-2 hours.
  2. Mix cornmeal, flour and spices together in a shallow dish.
  3. Heat oil to 350F (180C).
  4. Remove the fish from the buttermilk, dredge in flour mixture and place is frying oil.
  5. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Remove fish from oil, and place on a paper towel to drain excess liquid.

Smoked Jalapeno Relish

  1. Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, jalapenos, garlic and peppers and cook for 6-8 minutes.
  3. Add sugar, lemon juice, Liquid Smoke and salt.
  4. Cook for another 2-4 minutes, until nearly all liquids have evaporated.
  5. Remove from the pan and cool.
  6. Serve alongside the fried catfish.
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