Our meal tonight was quick and easy. I had a hard time finding catfish in the grocery stores so I ended up at Hill’s Fish Market in Media. The only catfish they had was already seasoned but with Cajun seasoning so it simply saved me some prep time! We served dinner with sliced Jazz apples and steamed broccoli and cauliflower (I know, I know….you are thinking “Didn’t you serve broccoli earlier this week?” And the answer is “yes” My girls have actually requested that we have it again soon so we did tonight as they don’t eat rice or green salad.)
Cajun Catfish with Okra and Corn
Preheat Oven to 450 (or an electronic roaster oven will work if you have a lame-o oven like we do at the Smith house!)
- 2 cups of fresh or frozen sliced okra
- 2 cups of fresh or frozen corn kernals
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of Cajun or Creole seasoning (a tad more if you like it spicier)
Combine and then place on a large rimmed baking sheet.
Roast until tender and beginning to brown- about 20 to 25 minutes. Make sure to stir the vegetables about every 8 minutes or so.
Meanwhile get the fish going.
If your 1 lb of Catfish is not already seasoned then sprinkle both sides of the catfish with Cajun (or Creole) seasoning. (I had a bit over 1 lb but four portions. The girls shared one and Brad and I each had 1 1/2 pieces.)
Heat in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
Place Catfish in the pan
Cook until just cooked through and starting to brown, about 4 minutes per side.
Serve with the roasted vegetables.
You’ve Got to Be Kidding
No, that wasn’t my girls’ reaction to serving them Cajun Catfish, it is the name of a card game that Emily got in her stocking.
We pulled it out for a family game at dinner. Each player is given a card that has four situations on it. You read one of the situations asking if you would rather, for example, 1) ride a bull or 2) be the clown that distracts the bull. There is a chip with a one and a chip with a two on it. You place into your hand the chip you choose and then everyone has to guess what you would do. It was fun. Some of the cards are silly and some are pretty gross….but it made for a fun dinner experience and that is what it is all about right? Making memories that will last a lifetime.
The card game is by Zobmondo if you are interested in it. I think I’ve seen it at Target.