Catfish With Crisp Apple Coleslaw

This fish is something new for me. It is great when served with homemade baked beans and/or homemade sweet potato fries. If you have a deep fryer, it is easy as can be.


  • 1 large lime
  • 1/3 cup mayo,  not salad dressing
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 3 stalks celery, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 red delicious apple, peel on and cored
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 -1  1/2 lb. catfish fillets
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. oil for frying

Cut half of the lime into wedges and set aside.  Juice the remaining half into a large bowl. Combine the mayo and honey with the juice, using a whisk. Reserve 2 tbsp. of this. Stir in the apple, celery and cabbage, mixing well to combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to plate the catfish.

Sprinkle the fish with a pinch of salt and brush with the reserved lime-mayo mixture. In a small bowl, combine the cornmeal and chili powder. Coat the fish fillets and cook in 2 tbsp. hot oil 3-4 minutes each side until it becomes a nice golden colour.

Serve with the chilled slaw, lime wedges and beans and/or fries. All that is needed now is a nice cold beer.

Yummy good. I tell the truth, catfish is a wonderful fish to eat.



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