No time to breathe and Catfish Chomps

by Joanne on July 12, 2011

It was a crazy weekend.   We were busy, busy, busy and it was fun!

Ted and I had Pam and her hubby Heman stay with us.  Heman ran the Boilermaker.  His first – CONGRATS HEMAN!

My parents are with us from South Carolina with Mocha.

mocha bean

We celebrated Alyssa’s Baptism on Sunday afternoon so Ted’s family came in and we had a wonderful late lunch at Grimaldi’s.

Mum, Dad, and I spent a few hours at the hospital – nothing too bad, just a “hiccup”.

Ted’s birthday was Monday and we took half a day from work to go to Cooperstown with Pam and Heman before they left to go back to Florida Tuesday.


So again, it was quite the weekend!  Exhausting!

I’m still recovering and trying to make up for lost time.  You know the routine:  all the chores and responsibilities you should do, even when visitors are around but you use guests as an excuse to procrastinate.  Now it’s time to get to it.

We DID have to eat and I made a deliciously easy catfish recipe to share.

Catfish “CHOMPS”

A healthy version of “fried” catfish.  Your family will never know its fish.


Serves 2

  • 1 lb catfish
  • 1 egg – beaten
  • 1 TBS zesty honey mustard
  • 1 TBS A-1 Sauce
  • 1/2 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 TBS olive oil

Put the catfish in the freezer for 1/2 an hour or until it gets just slightly firm *only because it’s easier to cut this way.

Cut the fish into 1 1/2 inch pieces and place in a dish.

Mix the egg, mustard, and A-1 sauce in a bowl and pour over fish to coat evenly.

Remove fish from the excess egg mixture.

Mix the crumbs with the salt and pepper.

Sprinkle over the catfish to coat.

Heat oil over medium high heat and when hot, add the fish. Cook about 3 minutes per side.


A lot of flavor in that fish and it didn’t even make the kitchen smell fishy!


Super moist inside with a delicate crunch outside. PERFECTO!

Speaking of “Perfecto” and other words similar in English as they are in Spanish….

English    vs.   Spanish

  • No    =   No (noh)
  • Regular = Regular (reg OO lahr)
  • Is (it is)  =  Es  (ays)
  • Necessary  = Necesita (naysay See tah)
  • Tomato   = Tomate  (toe Ma tay)
  • Electrical  = Electrico (ay LAYK tree koh)

Okay – done with the Spanish lesson for today… but here are a few more Flirt male

  • Friends   =  Amigos (ah MEE goes)
  • Hello  =  Hola (OH lah)
  • Please   =  Por favor (por FA vor)
  • I like it   =  Me gusta (may GOOS tah)
  • Do you understand  =  Entiende   (en tee EN da)

Do you speak a second language fluently?

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  • At 2011.07.12 21:08, Monet said:

    What a great little tutorial 🙂 Ryan and I are trying to learn Spanish. This catfish looks great too! Ryan adores catfish. Thank you for sharing this recipe with me. I hope you are having a blessed week, my friend. Much love!

    • At 2011.07.13 06:29, Medeja said:

      Is catfish delicious? I don’t think I have tried it :/

      • At 2011.07.13 07:30, Heather said:

        I’ve never had catfish before.
        I’m definitely not fluent in Spanish, but I can understand a conversation usually!

        • At 2011.07.14 21:38, Pam said:

          We really enjoyed our visit! Can’t remember the last time I got to celebrate Dad’s birthday with him. The breweries were fun! Heman loves Ommegang. He picked up some at Whole Foods the day we returned.

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