Mexican Catfish Salad
For the catfish:
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 small jalapeño pepper, finely chopped, or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup olive oil
2 U.S. farm-raised catfish fillets, cut into strips
For the salad:
6 cups salad greens, washed and torn into bit-sized pieces
2 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
1/2 fresh, frozen or canned corn
1. To prepare the catfish, mix lime juice, cilantro or coriander, jalapeño
or cayenne pepper, garlic, salt and olive oil in a non-corrosive, small bowl.
Mix using a wire whisk until well blended.
2. Place catfish strips in a shallow dish. Pour half of the lime juice mixture
over catfish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to marinate.
Reserve the other half of marinade to use for salad dressing.
3. Preheat the broiler.
4. Place marinated catfish strips on broiler pan rack and broil for 4 minutes
on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
5. To assemble the salads, line 4 salad plates with salad greens. Arrange catfish
strips, tomato wedges and avocado slices over greens and top with corn. Drizzle
reserved marinade over each plate and serve.