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Catfish Sloppy Joe - Recipe

from Eat Like a Man


Ryan D'Agostino's Eat Like a Man includes more than 100 mainly simple, tasty (and occasionally date-worthy) recipes from top chefs


Recipe by Rick Moonen, RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

8 oz skinless catfish (or tilapia) fillet, cut into 1/3-inch dice
coarse salt
1/4 cup of canola oil
1 small onion diced (about 3/4 of a cup)
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced (about 3/4 of a cup)
2 tsp paprika
1 cup barbecue sauce
unsalted butter, softened
2 oversized burger buns (or other soft rolls), split

Serves 2

Season the catfish with salt. Heat medium skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot (a drop of water will sizzle on contact), add the oil, onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the paprika and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the catfish and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently so all sides of the fish come in contact with the hot pan. Stir in the barbecue sauce and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thick, 10 to 12 minutes. Butter the buns and lightly toast, buttered-side down, in a skillet. Fill the buns and serve hot.

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