Total Time
15 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 open-faced sandwich)

This Cajun-inspired catfish sandwich is served open faced and topped with a creamy slaw packed with fresh cilantro.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of fish with paprika mixture. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add fish; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 2

Combine yogurt, juice, and honey in a medium bowl. Add cabbage and cilantro; toss well to coat. Top each bread slice with about 1/2 cup slaw and 1 fillet. Top each fillet with remaining slaw.

Step 3

Sustainable Choice: Look for farmed catfish, which is an eco-friendly option

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Barbawana's Review

May 01, 2014

jhardy's Review

January 28, 2014

JulieWBB's Review

September 06, 2013

Dpattavina's Review

June 08, 2013
Delicious and super fast!

hotinarizona's Review

June 01, 2013

icgoldfish's Review

March 08, 2013
I was about to say the sandwich was a bit dry but then I saw that I read the recipe wrong and thus didn't add slaw to the bottom of the sandwich but just the top. I also added some heat by tossing a chopped Serano chili in to the slaw. I will try making this again. It was easy and flavorful.

Daisy245's Review

January 25, 2013

jamieewelch's Review

June 23, 2012
My husband loved this. We ate it on French bread. Used Greek vanilla honey yogurt and omitted honey from recipe. He is taking to his coastal fish camp and let the men decide.

roro0713's Review

January 22, 2012
Made this tonight. My husband and I loved it. Catfish had just the right amount of spice and the cabbage mix was an instant favorite.

DonnaAtkins's Review

December 27, 2011
Outstanding! Very easy to make. Not too spicy. Nice balance of flavors.