Here's a classic American fish paired with a classic Sicilian sauce. Pour a dry, tart Italian white, such as a Soave.
Amazing Seafood Recipes
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons capers, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
Pinch of sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 skinless catfish fillets, (about 7 ounces each)
Lemon wedges, for garnish
How to Make It
In a bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of the olive oil with the capers, garlic, oregano, mint, sugar and a pinch each of salt and pepper. In a small nonreactive saucepan, heat the lemon juice and pour it over the caper mixture.
On a large plate, combine the flour and a pinch each of cayenne, salt and black pepper. In a large, heavy nonstick skillet, heat the remaining olive oil. Lightly coat the fish with the seasoned flour and cook in batches over moderately high heat until golden and cooked through, 7 to 9 minutes.
Drain the fish briefly on paper towels and transfer to a platter. Pour the sauce on the fish, garnish with lemon and serve.
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