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.
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!