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Queso Catfish

Queso Catfish

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A deliciously crunchy and spicy way to serve catfish inspired by a similar dish I had in Beaumont, TX.

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  • Calories:
  • 442 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 26.5 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 31.3 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 796 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a shallow dish, stir together 1/4 cup of lime juice and beer. Place fish in the dish, and turn to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Coat a roasting rack with cooking spray, and place over a baking sheet.
  3. Rinse fish with cold water, and pat dry. Discard the marinade. In one dish, stir together the cornmeal, tortilla chip crumbs, salt and pepper. In another dish, stir together 2 tablespoons of lime juice and canola oil. Dip fillets into the lime and oil, then into the cornmeal mixture to coat. Place the fish onto the roasting rack.
  4. Bake fish for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork. While the fish is baking, combine the processed cheese, chili powder, cumin, and chipotle pepper in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until melted and smooth.
  5. Place fish onto serving plates, and spoon the cheese sauce over them. Top with a sprinkling of cilantro leaves, if desired.
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Reviews

ambnr
8
4/24/2008

This recipe was wonderful!! I varied it just a bit to fit my family's preferences, though. I used flavored tortilla chips (I think they were salsa flavored?), skipped the cilantro, and instead of the chipotle pepper, I used 1/4 cup of mild salsa and 2 Tbsp milk for the cheese sauce. It was EXCELLENT - this one is definitely going in the recipe box!

MotherLodeViv
4
1/27/2009

I had the same issue as another reviewer...my fillets were thick and needed about 5-6 mins longer in the oven. I only had real cheddar cheese, so I added a little milk, salsa and a small spoon of sour cream to a handful of cheddar cheese cubes instead of the chipotle and processed cheese spread. Otherwise, everything else was the same, and the dish was very good.

Patrick Luce
4
2/18/2007

Very 'gourmet' with a southwestern flair. I loved it! Love the chips and catfish combo. Thanks for the inspiring dish (: