" Wildcats" Wild Catfish with Homemade BBQ Sauce and Slaw

We've got some real southern-style, down home cookin' on this week's show. And don't worry, preparing this catfish should be easier than catching it!

You will need:

For the BBQ Sauce:

  • 4 tbl butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 c ketchup
  • 2 tbl lemon juice
  • 1 tbl soy sauce
  • 4 tbl brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbl black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 c orange juice
  • 1 c tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c beer

For the Slaw:

  • 4 tbl almond slivers toasted
  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 3 tbl lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seed
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cabbage head, cut in 2" squares
  • 2 tomatoes, cut in 2" squares
  • 3 ears fresh corn kernels
  • 1 c athletic cups

For the Catfish:

  • 4 catfish fillets
  • 3 tbl peanut oil
  • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste


For the BBQ Sauce:

1. In a 2 qt saucepan, melt butter and saute onions and garlic until light brown.

2. Add remaining ingredients except vinegar, orange juice, tomato sauce and beer. Stir to blend and simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Add vinegar, orange juice, tomato juice and beer and simmer until sauce thickens to desired consistency, about 30 minutes.

For the Slaw:

1. In a large bowl, mix almonds, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard seed, celery seed. Add the chopped cabbage, corn and tomatoes and toss.

For the Catfish:

1. Season the catfish with a little salt, pepper and cayenne pepper and set aside.

2. Heat the peanut oil in an oven-proof cast iron skillet until oil begins to smoke.

3. Lay catfish in skin-side up. Cook for 2 minutes on each side.

4. Ladle a little barbeque sauce over each, transfer to preheated 350- F oven and cook for another 5 minutes.

5. You've made it all the way through the recipe! Throw down your oven mitt and perform a spirited touchdown victory dance- headbutting of guests optional.

Serves four.

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