Back to top
Catfish nuggets

Food has the great ability to connect us with people and remind us of the memorable moments in life. Here we have a New Orleans style remoulade dipping sauce paired perfectly with catfish nuggets. Try this sauce with crispy potatoes or shrimp; it will surely elevate any appetizer dish to the level of a fancy restaurant.

4 Servings
Preparation time
15 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
45 minutes
1 lb catfish fillets (cut into approx. 1 1/2 inch pieces)
1 Tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil cooking spray)
¼ C grated Parmesan cheese
½ C cornmeal
¼ tsp garlic powder
cayenne pepper (to taste, optional)
2 C fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp Creole seasoning, salt-free (Salt-free Cajun seasoning is a blend of cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and black pepper)
1 C mayonnaise (regular or light)
1 tsp Dijon or regular mustard
1 tsp creamy horseradish sauce
1 Tbsp capers, drained and chopped (or chopped dill pickle)
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp pickle juice
1 tsp hot sauce
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper (or salt-free Cajun seasoning)

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2: Spray baking sheet with cooking spray or coat evenly with olive oil. (Tip: Place a foil on the baking sheet before adding oil, to make cleaning easier)

Step 3: In a shallow dish, combine grated parmesan, cornmeal, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. In separate bowl, whisk together lemon juice and Cajun seasoning.

Step 4: First, soak the catfish pieces in the lemon juice mix for 5 minutes. Then, roll them in the dry cheese mixture until thoroughly coated. Place the coated catfish pieces on the baking sheet.

Step 5: Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and flip the catfish nuggets.

Step 6: Reduce the heat to 350 degrees, and bake for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, until crust is golden.

Step 7: While the catfish nuggets bake, prepare the Remoulade sauce. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Transfer into a serving bowl. Tip: Let the Remoulade sauce rest in the fridge for an hour before serving for best flavors!

Step 8: Transfer the catfish nuggets onto a dish and serve with the Remoulade sauce. Enjoy!