Oven Fried Catfish

from the kitchen of Chef Paul Prudhomme

Makes 4 servings

You may have a hard time believing that something that tastes this great can be healthy, but it is because it's cooked with almost no oil.
ingredients
4 (4-5-ounce) fresh catfish fillets
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic® (preferred) OR
Chef Paul Prudhomme's Meat Magic® OR
Chef Paul Prudhomme's Vegetable Magic®, in all
½ cup toasted bread crumbs
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons finely sliced green onions
1 tablespoon olive oil
how to prepare

Sprinkle all surfaces of the fish evenly with 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons of the Magic Seasoning Blend® and gently rub it in.

Preheat the oven to 450°.

Combine the breadcrumbs, parsley, green onions, and remaining Magic Seasoning Blend® in a bowl. Add the oil and combine it until the crumbs are moist.

Dredge the fillets, one at a time in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing down gently on each side.  Shake off any excess crumbs. Place the seasoned fish on a nonstick baking sheet, presentation side up, and cook for 6 minutes. Turn the fish over and cook for 6 minutes.  Turn over one more time (presentation side up) and cook until done, about 4 minutes more.  Serve immediately.

Copyright (c) 1994 by Paul Prudhomme