Food For The Soul Recipe: “Louisiana Catfish With Okra And Corn Recipe”

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    2 cup fresh or frozen sliced okra
    1 ¾ cup fresh corn kernels (from 2 ears; see tip) or frozen
    1 medium onion, diced
    2 tsp plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    1 ¾ tsp Cajun or Creole seasoning, divided
    1 lb catfish fillets, patted dry and cut into 4 portions


    1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

    2. Combine okra, corn, onion, 2 teaspoons oil and 3/4 teaspoon Cajun (or Creole) seasoning in a large bowl. Spread the mixture out on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring twice, until the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

    3. Meanwhile, sprinkle both sides of catfish with the remaining 1 teaspoon Cajun (or Creole) seasoning. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, add the fish and cook until just cooked through and starting to brown, about 4 minutes per side. Serve with the roasted vegetables.

    Tip: To remove corn from the cob, stand an uncooked ear of corn on its stem end and slice the kernels off with a sharp, thin-bladed knife.

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