Texas is a melting pot of many cultures and it should come as no surprise when food is intertwined. In this dish a typical Cajun Po-Boy is wrapped in a Mexican soft flour tortilla highlighting the main ingredient – catfish instead of the bread. I used a purchased remoulade to save time and well how could I top Emeril and Paul’s remoulades? Our house guest Bryce helped me make the entrée by cooking tortillas. Well not homemade, but pretty close to it. Uncooked tortillas can be purchased at Cost-Co and are absolutely wonderful! Two ways of cooking the fish are shared; one is pan frying for those that want more of a traditional technique and baking for those that want a slightly healthier alternative. You choose your favorite technique and wrap it up with your style! Serves 4.
2 skinless catfish filets cut in half vertically (or tilapia)
1 cup of panko bread crumbs
1 1/2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning
1/2 cup of Egg Beaters or 2 eggs beaten
1/4 cup of olive oil if choosing to pan fry
Foil or non-stick baking spray if choosing to bake
Boar’s Head brand Savory Remoulade Cajun Style Mayonnaise
Iceberg lettuce chopped
Red onions minced
In a large shallow dish or plate mix panko bread crumbs and Cajun Seasoning. Add Egg Beaters or beat 2 eggs in another large shallow bowl. Cut catfish in half vertically, rinse and pat dry. Dredge the fish in Egg Beaters and then into the panko bread crumb mixture. Place on a baking sheet lined with foil or coated with non-stick cooking spray. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes flipping half way through the cooking process. If pan frying, add oil to a large skillet and preheat on medium high heat. Add dredged fish and sear on each side for 4 minutes covered. Cooking and baking times will vary depending on the thickness of the fish. Assemble by smearing the remoulade on a tortilla add the fish, lettuce, tomatoes and red onions.
A beer is highly recommended. Try Abita Ale (Abita Springs, Louisiana), Sam Adams Light (Boston, MA ), Samuel Adams® Summer Ale (Boston, MA) or an Ice Cold Long Neck Bud Light.