I’m giggling to myself as I post this because my husband isn’t expecting a review on his dinner skills. On Sunday my husband volunteered to cook dinner and I took him up on the offer. I will admit he has become quite the cook since we meet in 2008. Let’s just say he’s come a long way. He can cook almost anything without a recipe and he shines when he is cooking New Orleans specialties (his home town). Immediately after volunteering to cook he went to Fresh Market and picked up some catfish to bake. We already had a sweet potato and salad ingredients to go with the fish.
We “oven cook” meals a lot. I also read the term “sheet cooked dinner” on someone else’s blog. It’s basically a protein and veggie dredged in oil, salt and pepper and cooked on a foil-lined sheet at 425 degrees. It’s super-easy, super-convenient and super easy to clean. Sometimes, if you are lucky, you can get everything on one pan (if they have the same cook times). This was not our scenario. My husband put the chicken and sweet potatoes in the oven at different times. Obviously the sweet potato went in 40 minutes before the fish since fish bakes quickly.
Overall, and since he is my husband, I give his finished product an A++++. See the recipe below for this simple, easy dinner meal. Thanks for reading.
1 -1 1⁄2 lb catfish
4 tbs melted butter
1 lemon (optional)
3 minced garlic cloves (or more if you like garlic like I do)
1 tsp sugar
1⁄2 tsp salt and pepper
1⁄2 tsp thyme
1⁄3 cup breadcrumbs
1 Preheat oven to 425. Lightly grease or spray a baking dish.
2 Rinse fish filets and pat dry. Lay them flat on a foil-lined baking dish.
3 In a small bowl, combine melted butter, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper and thyme. Stir and Pour over fish.
4 Sprinkle breadcrumbs generously over the fish.
5 Bake at 425 for about 20 minutes or until filets are cooked through.
6 Squeeze the lemon over the fish (optional).
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