|One of the small catfish stalked in the pond.|
I found this fish farm slash seafood store, Cedar Creek Fish Farm, out in the country outside of Fayetteville, NC while perusing the internet for a place that sells catfish fillets. All the grocery stores in town only sell freezer burnt catfish "nuggets" and I wanted something fresh. This fish farm sells catfish, oysters, crabs, etc., and will let you fish for a small fee out of their ponds and charge you per pound of fish caught; no catch and release. I thought this would be perfect to take my daughter out to. Whether it was on the end of her line or out of a tank, we were bringing home dinner regardless.
|Admiring the catch of the day with her orange face||from snacking on Cheetos.|
Here is how I cooked it.
1/2 cup hot sauce
2 Tablespoon corn starch
Marinate the catfish fillets in about a half a can of Beer and a half a cup of hot sauce in the fridge for 30 minutes or so. Drink the remaining Beer. Mix enough cornmeal to dredge the fillets through with the corn starch and as much salt and pepper as you want to put in there. When the fillets are done marinating pat them dry and coat them in the corn meal mixture. Place the fillets on an oiled baking sheet and then spray them with some cooking spray. Cook for 15-20 minutes at 450 degrees. It's that easy.