Cajun Catfish With Spicy Strawberry Sauce

Course : Fish
Serves: 4
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2 pounds catfish fillets
1 clove garlic -- minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons horseradish
1 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup cornmeal
2 ounces hot pepper sauce
3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups strawberry preserves
1/2 cup safflower oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 pint fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 bunch parsley sprigs -- optional
1/4 cup seafood cocktail sauce

Preparation / Directions:

* Strawberry Flavored Vinegar may be used instead of Red Wine Vinegar. Place fillets in large shallow dish. Season fish with salt, black pepper and hot pepper sauce; cover and refrigerate 1 hour. In small saucepan, combine preserves, vinegar, soy sauce, cocktail sauce, garlic and horseradish; simmer sauce over low heat stirring occasionally, while preparing catfish. Blend cornmeal and flour in shallow bowl. Drain catfish and dredge in cornmeal mixture, coating on all sides. Heat oil in heavy skillet over medium-high heat; when hot, add catfish and sauté' until browned on both sides. Drain well on paper towels; keep warm. Spoon 1/4 cup sauce on each plate; top with catfish fillets. Garnish with sliced strawberries and parsley, if desired. Source: Quick and Delicious Cajun Cookin

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