Memphis Pecan Crusted Catfish

Total Time:
1 hr
25 min
35 min

4 servings

  • Breading:
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 4 (8 ounce) catfish fillets
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups diced, canned tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon sage, chopped
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Mustard Greens:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound chopped mustard greens
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat a saute pan with olive oil. For the breading, in a wide shallow bowl, combine the pecans, cornmeal, flour, parsley, salt, and pepper. Dredge each fillet in the breading mixture and place in saute pan. Pan sear each side of the fillet. Finish the cooking of the fillets in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes.

In a medium saute pan, heat the olive oil. Saute the minced garlic until translucent. Add tomatoes and sage. Simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.

In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil. Add the greens and let saute for 3 minutes. Add water and braise greens until tender. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.

For the presentation, spoon the sauce onto each plate. Place each fish fillet on top of the sauce. Serve with the mustard greens and enjoy!

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This was delicious and the presentation was stunning. Paired excellent with a bottle of Pouilly-Fumé. Couldn't find Mustard Greens in NYC so I used Collard Greens item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a very experienced chef and this was the first time I had ever cooked fish in any way. It was very very good! I liked the sauce but it seemed very Italian to me, The sauce would be great on chicken parmesan or pasta but it did go good with the fish as well. My sister was nervous to try this because she does not like pecans but you could hardly taste them and they provided such a good crunch. I will definitely be cooking this again and the leftovers were just as delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wanted to make something new & I was glad I tried this one! Easy directions and taste great! My husband loves catfish, it was a great change from the ordinary cornmeal coated recipe we usually have. Thumbs up! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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