Friday, February 25, 2011

Parmesan Crusted Delicious-ness.

"If I could wish, for just one dish, my greatest wish, would be more fish!" --Dinosaur Train

As I sat down to write this post, all I could think about was that stupid song. Anyone else watch Dinosaur Train in the morning over breakfast? No? Never mind.

I got this recipe from a friend a while back and we finally tried it this week. I was a little nervous about it, because I'm not adventurous with fish by any stretch of the imagination. It was super simple and ultra tasty. 

Parmesan Crusted Catfish Fillets
4-6 catfish fillets
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
zest of one lemon
juice of one lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
olive oil

1. In a shallow dish, mix together the Parmesan cheese, Italian breadcrumbs, lemon zest, salt, & pepper. 
2. Brush the catfish with olive oil and pat fish into mixture until evenly coated. (I sprinkled more of the mixture on top of the fish after placing them in the baking dish to give them a thicker crust.)
3. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fillets) or until they flake with a fork. Remove from oven, squeeze lemon juice over the top of fillets, and serve! 

I steamed some broccoli then sprinkled it with Cavender's and Parmesan cheese. Add a side salad and you have a quick and healthy meal!
Not the best photo of the fish, but you get the idea...
On a side note, I love that I can go get fresh lemons from the back yard anytime I need one. I haven't paid for a lemon in a year! Wahoo!
"You are actually taking pictures of lemons?" -Josh
"Yes. I'm actually taking pictures of lemons." -Lynda


  1. try the recipe on swordfish. Parmesean crusted swordfish is easily one of the greatest things in the world!!

  2. Good suggestion! I'll have to try that next time!