Crispy Cajun Catfish Nibbles with Red Sauce
Do you like fried popcorn shrimp? Then you'll love these crisp bites of catfish. They're served with a zesty sauce similar to cocktail sauce.
3 tablespoons cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 pound catfish fillets, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
Egg substitute equivalent to 1 egg, or 1 egg
1/2 cup cornflake crumbs
Vegetable oil spray
1/4 cup low-sodium ketchup
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon bottled horseradish
Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with vegetable oil spray. Set aside.
Combine coating ingredients in a large airtight plastic bag.
Add fish pieces, turning bag to coat evenly. Pour egg substitute into bag and shake gently to coat.
Put cornflake crumbs in a shallow bowl. Using a slotted spoon, add fish to cornflake crumbs, turning gently with spoon to coat.
Spread fish in a single layer on baking sheet. Lightly spray fish with vegetable oil spray.
Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients. Serve with fish.
Excerpted from The New American Heart Association Cookbook by American Heart Association Copyright© 1999 by American Heart Association. Excerpted by permission of Times Books, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.