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Fried Catfish with Vegetables
Don't be alarmed at the fat content in this dish. While higher-fat fish such as salmon, trout and, yes, catfish, can have as much fat as a cut of beef, the fat in these fish is unsaturated. In fact, the unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids in fish may even have health benefits.

(Prep Time: About 30 minutes. Serves 2.)

2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 catfish fillets, 4 oz. each
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
¼ cup green bell pepper, seeded and cut in strips
½ cup onion, sliced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 cup tomatoes, seeded and chopped (Roma tomatoes work well)

Combine the cornmeal and spices on a plate. Dredge the catfish in the cornmeal to coat both sides.

Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a medium skillet. Sauté the green pepper, onion and garlic for about 3 minutes. Push the vegetables to one side. Add remaining oil. Place the catfish in the skillet. Cook 3 minutes; turn and cook 3-5 minutes longer or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Remove the fish to dinner plates, topping them with the vegetables. Add the tomatoes to the skillet, stirring with a wooden spoon to get any browned bits that stick to the pan. When the tomatoes have heated through, spoon them over the catfish and serve.

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