Baked Cajun Catfish and Easy Collard Greens

Updated:Apr 16,2014

Baked Cajun Catfish and Easy Collard Greens

Baked Cajun Catfish and Easy Collard Greens



4 servings

About $3.81 per serving

Baked Cajun Catfish
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less, depending on desired spiciness)
1 ½ teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon thyme
4 catfish fillets (you can substitute any white fish, such as tilapia or trout)
Non-stick cooking spray
  1. In a shallow bowl, combine oil, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, cayenne, paprika and thyme.
  2. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Coat fish fillets in seasoning mixture and place in baking dish, pour any remaining seasoning mixture over the fish.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, until fish flakes with a fork.

Collard Greens
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ small onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic from the jar
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (add more if you like spicier food)
1 large bunch collard greens     
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 slice of Canadian bacon, cooked in microwave and diced into small bits
  1. Prepare the greens: Wash the greens and blot lightly with paper towel.
  2. Remove stems from larger leaves by stripping the leaf off from either side of the step (it is okay to leave the stems on the tender inner leaves).
  3. Stack 8 leaves together, roll up, and slice in to 1-inch sections.
  4. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent (3 minutes, stirring occasionally).
  5. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds more.
  6. Add, sugar, red pepper, greens, vinegar, water and Canadian bacon.
  7. Cover and cook until tender (20 minutes).

Per serving:

Total Fat11.0 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat5.5 g
Cholesterol 69 mg
Sodium235 mg
Carbohydrates7 g
Dietary Fiber4 g
Added Sugars1 g
Protein 22 g
Potassium602 mg
Calcium120 mg

Leftover ingredients?  Use them in these recipes!
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Asian Cole Slaw

Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit

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