Mr. Food: Lemonade-infused Catfish

This is one of those dishes that’s just as good served over a bed of salad greens as it is over a bed of couscous, or… well, over just about anything. The flavor is big, thanks to the lemonade, and the fresh dill sauce adds a creamy finish that will have you smiling ear-to-ear. This is the ultimate summer dish.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (12-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 fillets (about 1-1/4 pounds total) U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber slices
  • Red onion slices
  • Blanched green beans, optional
  • Roasted potatoes, optional
  • Coarse black pepper for sprinkling

What to Do

  1. To make a lemon-dill dressing, in a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons lemonade concentrate, dill, and salt; mix well, cover and chill.
  2. In a large skillet, bring remaining lemonade concentrate and water to a boil over medium heat. Add catfish, reduce heat to low; cover and cook 7 to 8 minutes, or until fish is firm in center and flakes easily with a fork. Remove from skillet to a plate and allow to cool. If not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. To make salad, evenly divide salad greens, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, green beans (if desired), and roasted potatoes (if desired) into serving bowls. Top with catfish and a spoonful of lemon-dill dressing. Sprinkle with coarse pepper and serve.

Test Kitchen Tip

Yes this is great served chilled, but let us share a secret with you… the fish is just as delicious when served warm.