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.
3 cups cabbage-and-carrot coleslaw mix
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped habanero or serrano pepper
4 (6-ounce) catfish fillets
4 teaspoons Jamaican jerk seasoning
How to Make It
Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; toss well to coat.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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!