Chile-Lime Catfish with Corn Saute

Chile-Lime Catfish with Corn Saute
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
29 mins


  • 4 4-5 ounce fresh or frozen skinless catfish, sole, or tilapia fillets

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper or chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 2 ⅔ cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed

  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion

  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped seeded fresh jalapeño chile pepper*

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • Lime wedges (optional)


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Measure thickness of fish. In a small bowl stir together lime juice, ancho chile pepper, and salt. Brush mixture evenly over both sides of each fish fillet.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Add fish fillets to hot oil; cook for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until fish flakes when tested with a fork, turning once. Remove fish from skillet. Cover and keep warm.

  3. In the same skillet heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Add corn, onion, jalapeño pepper, and garlic; cook about 2 minutes or until vegetables are heated through and just starting to soften, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro.

  4. To serve, divide corn mixture among serving plates. Top with fish. If desired, serve with lime wedges.


Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
13g Fat
25g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 11.8mg 59%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 611mg 13%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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