Fajitas are usually served with beef or chicken, but this recipe substitutes farm-raised catfish as the protein.
- Makes: 4 servings
- Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Difficulty Rating: Easy
- Nutrition Highlights: Catfish, considered a lean fish, is a great source of protein that's low in saturated fat and is a moderate source of polyunsaturated fat and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Recipe Created By: Farming Feeds Alabama Cookbook
- 2 pounds catfish fillets
- 1 cup lime juice
- 3 cups mesquite wood chips
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large onion, sliced into rings
- 1 large bell pepper, cut into strips
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper, coarsely ground
- 8 corn or flour tortillas, warmed
- salsa, sour cream, guacamole and lime wedges for serving
- Place fillets in a large plastic bag. Pour lime juice over fish and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour, but no longer as juice will begin to cook the fish.
- Meanwhile, soak wood chips in enough water to cover for 1 hour.
- Build charcoal fire on the grill. Place drained wood chips over medium hot coals. Brush grill with cooking oil.
- Place catfish on the grill, and cook 5 minutes on each side.
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper and garlic in butter until tender. Season with salt and pepper. Cut grilled catfish into chunks and toss with vegetable mixture.
- Fill tortillas with catfish mixture. Serve with salsa,s our cream, guacamole and lime wedges.