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Cajun Pecan Catfish

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Makes 4 servings.

Two Southern favorites, pecans and catfish, team up in this spicy and nutty coating for catfish. Test Kitchen Tip: Substitute cod, pollock, rainbow trout or striped bass for the catfish.


  1/2 cup McCormick® Cajun Seafood Fry Mix

  1/4 cup chopped pecans

  1 lb catfish fillets, cut into serving-size pieces

   Water or milk

   Vegetable oil for frying

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Mix Fry Mix and pecans in shallow dish. Moisten fish with water or milk. Shake off excess. Coat fish, several pieces at a time, evenly with Fry Mix. Let stand 5 minutes. Discard any remaining Fry Mix.

Pour oil into deep fryer, large heavy skillet or saucepan, filling no more than 1/3 full. Heat on medium heat to 375°F.

Fry fish, a few pieces at a time, 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork. Turn fish once to brown evenly. Drain on paper towels