Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1/2 cup slaw)

For maximum heat, leave the seeds and membranes in the pepper; habanero will be much hotter than serrano. Ever touched your lips or eyes after chopping hot peppers? Avoid those burns by wearing gloves to prevent the pepper's heat from penetrating your skin.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; toss well to coat.

Step 2

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle fish evenly with jerk seasoning. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat; serve fish with slaw.

Ratings & Reviews

brenro's Review

April 05, 2013
Jerk seasoning is easy to make and has far too many fresh ingredients to resort to a jar.

ahatfield's Review

February 26, 2013
This is delicious. It's easy and fast, perfect for a weekday, but I'd serve it to company too. The slaw is a particular stand-out - I doubled the recipe (which I highly recommend), and then threw in the rest of the slaw from the bag. It holds up great for leftovers.

malexander1975's Review

September 12, 2012
The slaw was phenomenal. I did sub fat free mayo and packaged lime juice as well as using the full amount of the pepper, but only made 2 servings. I like it spicy! Also, instead of catfish, because of the fat content inherent in it, I subbed scallops. I actually have some real jerk seasoning from my Bajan boyfriend's mother, so the scallops were phenomenal, too! So very quick and easy. Will most definitely make this again.

Summatime's Review

April 02, 2012

badsl1138's Review

March 29, 2011
This is a keeper. The slaw was delicious.

GayleK70's Review

March 26, 2011
Both the slaw and fish were delicious and very easy to prepare. I did add salt to the slaw. I will definitely make this again. I ate it all in two meals but am anxious to try it out on my friends.

Belladonna714's Review

March 25, 2011
I wasn't sure if I even liked catfish but apparently I do! This was delicious! This was an easy weeknight meal but I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable serving catfish to guests. I used McCormick perfect pinch jerk seasoning and I will warn you that the house smoked up as I seared it in the grill pan so... Open a window!!! The coleslaw was the best i've had! I will make this again, but next time will increase to 1 1/2 tsp of Serrano pepper ( this time did 1 tsp seeded and ribbed)

Elsbeth44's Review

January 20, 2011
I never tried catfish before I made this recipe, but I found out I love it! I could eat this weekly and not get tired of it. I couldn't find jerk seasoning in the store, so I googled and found one I could make up myself. I made this without cilantro one time and it was still delicious. The cool, tangy slaw goes so well on top of the hot, spicy catfish. Love this recipe!

ems1969's Review

July 23, 2010
We love this slaw. It goes great with barbeque as well. We often make fish or barbeque tacos and this is now the slaw we use. I have only made the catfish once, but it was also good and easy.

steponme's Review

June 22, 2010
These were good flavor combinations. I thought it would be to hot w/ the fish & the slaw having heat; but it wasn't. I added baked sweet potatoes as an additional side.