About the Dish

1 pat Butter
1/3 cup Cornmeal
2 tablespoons Spice Blend
8 ounces Catfish
3 cloves Garlic
3 ounces Carrot
1/2 cup Diced Tomato
3 sprigs Thyme
2 cups White Beans
1 packet Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard
2 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
2 ounces Spinach
Per Serving
Calories 600
Total Fat 25 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Sodium 580 mg
Total Carbohydrates 64 g
Dietary Fiber 21 g
Sugar 6 g
Protein 29 g
Chef Seth Freedman

Chef Seth has cooked with Oceana, March, and Tabla in NYC, and the Four Seasons and Bacchanalia at Star Provisions in Atlanta. His culinary style focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients from local, sustainable producers.

Since joining the PeachDish team in 2014 as Culinary Director, Seth Freedman has created hundreds of exciting and fun-to-make menus using fresh, seasonal ingredients from around the South. Seth worked with top chefs in New York and in Atlanta, and worked as the Program Director for a farm to school pilot program aimed at developing standards-based, hands-on garden and cooking curriculum for children from kindergarten to fifth grade. Seth also spent several years working as a farmers market chef in Atlanta. During this time, he established and developed connections between the market and local schools, after-school clubs, senior living facilities, and other community organizations. At these community connection posts, he shared his culinary knowledge and expertise, giving hands on cooking instruction as he explained how farmers markets can benefit an individual's health and community. In 2016, Chef Seth was named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for his commitment to locally grown food. Seth loves cooking and teaching. This is as obvious when he reminisces on his former role at farmers markets as it is when he discusses his role at PeachDish. He believes that the objectives for both positions are not so different; both as Market Chef and as PeachDish Culinary Director, Seth helps people approach the idea of cooking for themselves, and gives them the tools to do so in a way that improves their health and supports Georgia’s local farming community. PAST WORK: Oceana, NYC, New York; March, NYC, New York; Tabla, NYC, New York; Four Seasons, Atlanta, GA; Star Provisions, Atlanta, GA; Bacchanalia, Atlanta, GA; Seeds of Nutrition, Atlanta, GA; Community Farmers Markets, East Atlanta Village, Atlanta GA.

Peach Wheat Beer

Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat isn't aged in peach barrels. Peach puree is added to the wheat beer while it’s aging in the bourbon barrels. This helps produce a wheat beer with a distinctive flavor that blends notes of bourbon, peach and vanilla, along with the American wheat beers sweet malt backbone to produce a truly refreshing beer. Let the Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat serve as a peach cobbler dessert for the cornmeal fried catfish.

Alltech’s Lexington Brewery and Distillery Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat

Chardonnay – US

This is a throwback dish done right; let’s be honest, Chardonnay has become a bit of a throwback wine, although there are still many producers doing it right. The catfish itself is mildly sweet, but we will get a hearty serving of white beans and farm carrots that will add depth to the dish. Choosing a balanced Chardonnay that has integrated oak, just-ripe apple, pear fruit, and enough acid to cleanse the palate will work wonders.

Pairing - Wente Vineyards, Single Vineyard Riva Ranch Chardonnay – California, US


MISE EN PLACE • Heat oven to 425° F. • Peel garlic. Mince 1 clove, and thinly slice remaining 2 cloves. • Halve carrot lengthwise. Thinly slice crosswise. • Pick and chop thyme leaves; reserve stems. • Rinse and drain beans. • Discard any heavy spinach stems. Cut or tear leaves into bite-size pieces.
• Use 1/2 pat butter to grease a place for each filet on a heavy baking sheet. • In a dish combine cornmeal, 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. • Dredge catfish in cornmeal mixture to coat all sides. • Place catfish on prepared pan, and dot with remaining butter.
• Bake 10 minutes. • Carefully flip fillets, and bake until breading is lightly browned and fish is firm and cooked through, 3-4 minutes.
• While fish cooks, place a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and sliced garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. • Add carrot, and cook until just tender, 5-6 minutes. • Add tomatoes and thyme leaves. Cook 1-2 minutes more.
• Add beans, thyme stems, remaining 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning and 1/2 cup water. Reduce heat. • Simmer until vegetables are tender, 8-10 minutes. Add water as needed. • Discard thyme stems.
While beans cook, make the vinaigrette: • In a bowl, combine mustard, cider vinegar and minced garlic. • Whisk in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired with kosher salt.
• Divide beans between 2 plates, and top with catfish. • Divide spinach between plates, and drizzle with dressing. Enjoy!