If you happen to be in possession of a whole catfish, this Spicy Fish & Vegetable Skillet is a fine recipe to use it in! Serves six in an hour.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4 cup water
2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1 onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1-1/2 lb. red potatoes (about 5), peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
7 carrots (1 lb.), cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1 whole catfish (2-1/2 lb.), cleaned, scaled, head removed and fish cut into 6 pieces
2 tsp. butter
15 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
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Let's Make It
Blend first 3 ingredients in blender until smooth.
Heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions; cook 5 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 min. Stir in potatoes, carrots and tomato mixture; bring to boil. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 20 min. Add fish; cook, covered, 10 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork.
Meanwhile, melt butter in small skillet on medium heat; stir in cracker crumbs. Cook 4 min. or until lightly browned; stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro.
Sprinkle crumb mixture over fish before serving.
Purchasing and Storing Whole Fish
Whole fish, cleaned and cut into portions, can be purchased at the fish counter at most supermarkets. Look for fresh fish fillets and steaks with a firm texture, moist appearance and fresh mild odor. Whole fish should have bright clear eyes and red to bright pink gills. Store in the coldest part of the refrigerator up to 2 days before cooking as desired.
Substitute 4 guajillo chile peppers, stemmed, seeded and reconstituted in boiling water for 10 min., for the canned chipotle peppers. Drain, then blend as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 41g
Dietary Fibers 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.