Broiled Catfish with Fresh Corn and Tomato Salsa

Broiled Catfish with Fresh Corn and Tomato Salsa: Broiled catfish fillets, lightly seasoned and topped with a mixture of fresh sweet corn, diced tomato, cilantro and green onions make a light satisfying dinner that can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Topped with a simple salsa that combines fresh corn, chopped tomato, scallions and cilantro, these broiled catfish fillets make a satisfying dinner that goes from kitchen to table in less than half-an-hour. We chose to use farm-raised catfish for this recipe because its unique, mild flavor and firm texture is well-suited to broiling, but the recipe will work with just about any mild, white fish.


Broiled Catfish with Fresh Corn and Tomato Salsa

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 farm-raised catfish fillets
  • Olive oil
  • Ground coriander
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 lime wedges
  • For the salsa:
  • 2 ears fresh sweet corn
  • 1 large tomato, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 to 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped (see notes)
  • Dash of hot sauce

Preparation:
Position a rack 2 to 3 inches from the broiler and preheat for 7 to 10 minutes. Line a broiler pan with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick spray.

Arrange the catfish fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan. Brush with a small amount of olive oil and season lightly with the coriander, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Set aside while you prepare the salsa.

Cut the kernels from the corn and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the tomatoes, scallions and cilantro and combine well. Season to taste with salt, pepper and a dash of hot sauce and set aside.

Broil the catfish fillets for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

To serve, plate the fillets, top with a portion of salsa and garnish with fresh lime wedges.

Makes 4 servings

Recipe Notes:
This recipe makes a great summer meal, so if you have a gas grill you can opt to grill the fish on foil instead of heating up the broiler inside.

Preheat the grill on high (550°F) and arrange the fish on heavy duty foil coated with nonstick spray. Place the foil on the grates, close the lid and grill for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through.

Nutrition Information (per serving):
278 calories;   14g fat;   93mg cholesterol;   613mg sodium  
10g carbohydrates;   2g dietary fiber;   4g sugar;   28g protein  

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