Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cajun Catfish & Dirty Cauliflower Rice

This has a kick to it, so I hope you like spicy!! We use to eat this a lot when we lived in Texas! It was a weekly favorite. And, it wasn't too hard to make Paleo, either! Hope you enjoy...

3 catfish filets
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (you could go 1/2 tsp. depending on how hot you like it)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. sea salt (optional... I used celtic grey sea salt)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
4 tsp. olive oil
1 head cauliflower
dirty rice spices:
1/4 C chopped fresh parsley
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 stalk celery
1 bell pepper
1/4 C green onions
Spices: 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp black pepper
Greens... like collard, chard or spinach (I used a mix of all

In a cast iron pan, heat oil. Mix all the spices together and season fish on both sides. When oil is hot, add catfish to pan and pan fry for about 3-5 minutes on both sides. Set aside.

The fish really is quick to cook, so make the cauliflower rice first!
Shred the cauliflower in a food processor to make a "rice". In a saute pan heat 1 tsp olive oil and saute garlic and onion. Add bell pepper, celery, and green onion. Continue to saute, until Stir in spices and fresh parsley. Add to cauliflower and mix well. Microwave cauliflower, covered with plastic wrap for about 5 minutes.

Don't forget the greens! A great Southern dish wouldn't be the same without some sauteed greens! Sauteed some garlic in olive oil and add a collard and spinach green mix.
Now you're ready to serve! Enjoy...


Unknown said...

Your blog is a life saver! Thanks for putting all these great Paleo/Zone recipes together!

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Unknown said...

Cauliflower prevent colon cancer and contributes significant amounts of iron. It also contains vitamins E and C. I like to eat it at least twice per week and i love the taste. I like cauliflower in salad or another kind of recipes.

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Anonymous said...

So, how many blocks is this??

I'm extremely new (TODAY!) to the zone diet and figuring out blocks without the detailed help of a guide is difficult.

So, I can eat 7.5oz of catfish for 5 blocks of protein and then 1.65 tsp of olive oil for 5 blocks fat, etc.

This meal = !? blocks !?

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