How to bake in the oven for catfish
Baked catfish is very tasty and tender. Unlike fried catfish, it is impregnated with aromas of spices and not calories. The absence of excess fat making it one of the best fish dishes both for simple and for the diet.
You will need:
catfish fresh or frozen; spice; Bay leaf; black pepper peas; ground black pepper; salt.
Instruction how to bake in the oven for catfish
Disembowel pound catfish, cut off his head, wash and pat dry. If used for the preparation of frozen carcass, it must first be thawed and thoroughly wash. Cut the fish into portions, or leave the whole carcass, notched her along the spine in several places for better baking. Mix 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper, brush with the mixture prepared by the carcass inside and outside (to give sharpness, add a mixture of red hot pepper, or instead of black pepper using a mixture of red hot pepper, the proportion of 1: 1).
Take a non-stick pan or form. At the bottom, place the foil and pour in 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil is odorless, evenly. In the form of roll 3 leaf bay leaf and 6-7 pea black allspice, put on top of the catfish. Close the top tightly with foil and place in a preheated 170 degree oven for baking. Bake on medium heat.
After 20 minutes, remove the pan and remove the foil, pour the juice precipitated catfish on top. Close back the foil and place in oven for another 30 minutes. Readiness can be easily verified, pierced with a toothpick fish. If you select it from the juice will be transparent - catfish bake if there is blood in the juice - you need to put the pan in the oven for at least another 10 minutes. Cooking time depends on the weight of the fish. Cooked fish on a plate, garnish with greens and slices of orange and lemon, pour a little lemon juice on top.