Catfish is an underrated superfood: it’s high in protein, low in fat, and contains anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids that improve overall heart health. Add an oceanic twist to this easy Spaghetti Pomodoro recipe that you can create with a few everyday ingredients! Try a light pan-fry method instead of the typical deep-fry for an equally delicious and succulent catfish.
- 1 package spaghetti
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 catfish filet
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pint tomatoes
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Parmesan cheese (optional, for garnish)
- Fresh basil leaves (optional, for garnish)
- Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant.
- Season the catfish filet with salt and pepper on both sides. Push the sautéed onions and garlic to one side of the skillet and add the catfish to the other side. Cook the catfish for about 3-4 minutes per side until it becomes golden brown and cooked through. Remove the catfish from the skillet and set it aside.
- In the same skillet, add the tomatoes. Cook them for about 2-3 minutes until they start to soften and release their juices.
- Squeeze the lemon juice over the cherry tomatoes and stir to combine.
- Add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet with the cherry tomatoes and toss everything together to coat the spaghetti with the flavorful tomato sauce.
- Flake the cooked catfish into bite-sized pieces and gently fold it into the spaghetti and tomato mixture.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed.
- Serve the spaghetti pomodoro with catfish on individual plates. Optionally, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese and torn fresh basil leaves on top for extra flavor and presentation.
Enjoy your delicious and wholesome spaghetti pomodoro with catfish, a delightful twist on a classic Italian dish that adds a touch of the sea to your pasta feast!