I've had a special request for catfish around here, from the girl, no less. We still have not figured out where the idea for catfish came from but I was happy to oblige. I showed her a picture from my Everyday Food cookbook of Pecan-Crusted Catfish. I had forgotten what a great resource this is for simple and tasty meals. She said "Mom, I don't care what it looks like; I just want it to BE catfish." Okay then. Here it is, from last night's dinner. I thought it turned out quite well. I cannot think of the last time I've even had catfish.
Alongside the catfish, we had this dish I adapted, that is to say, didn't follow the recipe exactly, from Annie Sommerville's Fields of Greens cookbook. The potatoes are roasted and combined with blanched green beans, cherry tomatoes, basil, and vinaigrette. I think the fresh basil from the garden really made this dish shine- there is nothing like it. I threw a few kalamata olives on top of mine after I took this photo.
This turned out to be an especially delicious meal that everyone was pretty happy with.