The thrill of the grill last night was catfish for us, no matter that it was really chilly out there, and like a late September day!
Most of the time, I cover the fish with a spicy rub, but recently I saw this recipe on a card at the grocery store, and had to give it a go.
Wine in addition to lime juice, chopped parsley, dry mustard, chili powder and seasonings are stirred together for this marvelous marinade.
The recipe called for Chardonnay, I had Pinot Grigio on hand, and used it. The catfish marinated for a short time and was cooked over a hot grill for a really tasty catfish dinner.
Here’s the recipe:
Wine-Marinated Spicy Grilled Catfish
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
2 tablespoons lime juice
½ cup Pinot Grigio
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 pound catfish fillets
Lemon slices, optional
Combine all ingredients for the marinade, in a medium bowl, except catfish and lemon slices.
Add catfish to bowl and let marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Drain fillets, reserving marinade.
Place fish on hot grill and cook for about 10 minutes, turning once, and basting occasionally reserved marinade.
Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.