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Pan-Fried Catfish with Brown Butter and Pecans

Serves 4
Time 25 min
You'll never go back to plain old fried catfish after you try this! And, it is a great recipe for dinner guest. It makes for a beautiful presentation at a price that lets you splurge on a fancier dessert and better wine.
Ingredients
  • 4 farm-raised catfish fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Canola oil for pan
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon, zest of
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 lemon wedges, for garnish
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
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Method

Rinse fillets and pat dry. 

Season both sides with salt and pepper. 

Dredge each fillet in flour to coat lightly, shaking off excess.

Generously coat the bottom of a large skillet with oil and heat over moderately high heat. 

Sauté fillets, turning once, until golden brown and crisp, 3-4 minutes each side. 

Remove fish from pan. 

Pour off oil and wipe skillet clean. 

Melt butter over low heat. 

Add pecans and cook, stirring, until butter has browned. 

Stir in parsley, lemon zest and juice. 

Spoon sauce over catfish. 

Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

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  • 4 farm-raised catfish fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Canola oil for pan
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon, zest of
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 lemon wedges, for garnish
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.