Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Not-So-Fat Tuesday with Baked Catfish


I'm in a blog slump. Lack of motivation and a busy schedule are the main reasons, but I also felt like I just needed a break. And for the first time in a long time, I'm not worried about tumbling stats and slow traffic. That's progress, huh?

So I'm only popping in quickly with a Mardi Gras recipe for Pecan-crusted Catfish. Really, I could completely bypass the fish and just eats spoonfuls of the accompanying Cajun-spiced Pecan Compound Butter, which would actually be appropriate on a day named Fat Tuesday. But all in all, this recipe is actually fairly figure-friendly (so long as you don't go crazy with the butter), since it's baked rather than fried. 

What I learned as a result of this recipe is that there are two camps when it comes to catfish: you either love it or you hate it. If you hate it, halibut would make a fantastic substitution. Or you could drown the catfish in so much butter you don't taste it. Okay, okay...enough about the butter...  



Happy Fat Tuesday...indulge while you can!

12 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely delicious - I've had almond crusted catfish, but pecans sound like a wonderful idea. Great recipe!

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  2. Looks really tasty good; New Orleans was the only time we had catfish; I pinned your recipe, just in case it appears on our shelves.
    Rita

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  3. I'm not in the 'she loves it' camp so I guess I'll have to go with the halibut. I don't mind doing so though, because it looks delicious.

    I'm still here and will continue to be whenever you are!

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  4. We all go through blog ups and downs. Write when you have the inspiration. :-)

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  5. Funny thing is, I believe writing improves when you don't worry about readership. I never worried about circulation when I was a newspaper reporter. I also never concerned myself with Arbitron stats when I was a radio newsman. Interestingly, those things took care of themselves. Keep up the good work!

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  6. I totally feel you.. I have been feeling that way lately too!! It's so hard to keep up with EVERYTHING, all the time, ya know? Anyway keep on truckin and this catfish looks delish!!

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  7. Mmm. I have a recipe a lot like this and it's always a hit with the whole family.

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  8. Oh, this sounds fabulous!!! I'd definitely have been happy with this on Fat Tuesday...and it would make marvelous leftovers for our meatless Ash Wednesday :)

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  9. Good morning, I featured this recipe on my weekly seafood round up and wanted to let you know. You can find it here at Carrie's Experimental Kitchen. Thanks for such a great looking recipe! http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/03/week-9-seafood-frenzy-friday.html

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