Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Addison, New York

Mexi-Rice and Cornmeal-Crusted Fish

Cilantro, with its citrus-y verve, lends authentic Mexican flavor to this dish. If you prefer, you can use parsley instead.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 17
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

Fish

1/2
cup cornmeal
1
(1-oz.) pkg. Old El Paso® Taco Seasoning Mix
4
(4 to 6-oz.) catfish fillets (or other mild white fish such as flounder or haddock)
2
eggs, beaten
3
tablespoons oil

Rice

1 1/4
cups water
1
cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky Salsa
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon cumin
1
teaspoon minced garlic in water (from 4.5-oz. jar)
2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
2
cups uncooked instant white rice
1
(11-oz.) can Green Giant® SteamCrisp® White Shoepeg Corn, drained
1
(2 1/4-oz.) can sliced ripe olives, drained
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Place cornmeal in shallow bowl or pie pan. Place taco seasoning mix in resealable food storage plastic bag. Add catfish fillets; shake to coat. Dip catfish in beaten eggs; coat with cornmeal. Place on wire rack or waxed paper while preparing rice.
  • 2 In large saucepan, combine water, salsa, oregano, salt, cumin, garlic and 2 teaspoons oil; mix well. Stir in rice. Add corn and olives; mix well. Bring to a boil. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup cilantro; mix well.
  • 3 Heat 3 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add catfish; cook 6 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork, turning once.
  • 4 To serve, spoon rice on one side of each individual serving plate. Arrange catfish next to rice. Garnish with 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro.
  • 1 Place cornmeal in shallow bowl or pie pan. Place taco seasoning mix in resealable food storage plastic bag. Add catfish fillets; shake to coat. Dip catfish in beaten eggs; coat with cornmeal. Place on wire rack or waxed paper while preparing rice.
  • 2 In large saucepan, combine water, salsa, oregano, salt, cumin, garlic and 2 teaspoons oil; mix well. Stir in rice. Add corn and olives; mix well. Bring to a boil. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup cilantro; mix well.
  • 3 Heat 3 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add catfish; cook 6 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork, turning once.
  • 4 To serve, spoon rice on one side of each individual serving plate. Arrange catfish next to rice. Garnish with 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
Calories
680
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
185mg
185%;
Sodium
1930mg
1930%;
Total Carbohydrate
81g
81%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
40g
40%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
5 1/2 Starch; 3 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.