It's the sauce you make in the pan after you've cooked the fish that really sets this dish off!
1 cup finely chopped pecans, divided
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tsp salt, divided
1 tsp pepper, divided
4 catfish fillets (6 oz each)
1/2 cup butter, divided
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 to 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
In a shallow bowl, combine 1/2 cup pecans, cornmeal, 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper. Coat catfish with pecan mixture.
In a large skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium-high heat; fry fillets for 6-7 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove and keep warm.
In the same skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat. Add remaining pecans; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add the cream, lemon juice and remaining salt and pepper; cook and stir for 1 minutes. Stir in parsley. Serve sauce with the catfish.