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Catfish with Mustard and Cream Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4


  • 1 cup heavy cream*
  • 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 4 Mississippi catfish fillets
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • chopped parsley


  • In a large skillet, combine heavy cream, mustard, pepper, and catfish. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover, cook 10-15 minutes or until catfish flakes easily. Remove catfish from skillet, keep warm. Add lemon juice to cream mixture. Reduce liquid to half over high heat or until mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon. Spoon sauce on serving plate and place catfish on sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Substitution Tip: For light cuisine, substitute 1 cup lowfat milk or ˝ cup milk and ˝ cup white wine

Nutrition Facts

Calories 322
  Calories from Fat 211 (66%)
(36%)Total Fat 23g
(49%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(39%)Cholesterol 116mg
(6%)Sodium 143mg
(15%)Potassium 511mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
(1%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(51%)Protein 26g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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