For a quick, satisfying meal, serve catfish with southern-inspired sides, like green beans spiked with hot pepper vinegar and a bacon-laced coleslaw. (Serves 4)

Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish


Creamy coleslaw with bacon Combine 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream, 1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeño pepper, 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 3 cooked and crumbled bacon slices. Add 1 (16-ounce) package coleslaw, tossing well to coat. Cover and chill.

Green beans with hot pepper vinegar 


Total time: 32 minutes

1. While bacon cooks:
• Assemble ingredients for coleslaw.

2. While catfish cooks:
• Steam green beans.