|2 servings||calories per servings 590||protein serving 27 g||carbs per serving 73 g||total fat per serving 19 g|
Pan-fried catfish with a crispy, golden crust is a Southern favorite; this recipe pairs it with the tangy flavors of capers and green olives for an exciting twist. Tapenade is classic to Provençal cuisine (its namesake comes from the word for capers). While it is often used as a spread on crackers or fresh bread, it’s also fantastic on fish dishes just like this one. Served over a bed of rice grits—broken rice grains that become soft and creamy when cooked—this dish is just satisfying as it is refreshing.
|Nutrition Facts||/ Per Serving|
|Total Fat||19 g|
|Saturated Fat||2 g|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||73 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|
• Place a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add rice grits, 1 1/2 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
• When water boils, cover pan, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until all liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
MISE EN PLACE
• Drain capers.
• Drain and mince olives.
• Finely chop tomatoes.
• Juice lemon.
• Peel and mince garlic.
• In a bowl, combine capers, olives, tomatoes and garlic.
• Stir in lemon juice and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Season fish on all sides with a total 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
• In a wide bowl, beat egg.
• Spread panko on a plate.
• Dredge fish in egg.
• Coat in panko.
• Place a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil. When oil is hot, add fish. Cook without disturbing until golden-brown on bottom, 3-4 minutes.
• Flip fish. Cook until fish is browned on other side and opaque throughout, 3-4 minutes.
• Divide rice grits between 2 plates.
• Top with fish.
• Mound tapenade on fish, and enjoy!
Named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for 2017, Cynthia shares her passion for her home state and its bountiful produce and products with her audiences across many platforms. She and her husband, Cliff, who owns the Old New York Book Shop, regularly travel to Book Festivals and host book store owners as well as authors on a regular basis in their Atlanta home. They have a full bar always at the ready.Learn More...