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Potent Catfish Pitas with Habanero Peppers

These outstanding sandwiches combine the distinct flavor of catfish with the wonderfully spicy habanero pepper for a pita-licious meal. Serve for lunches or small appetizer bites.

Potent Catfish Pitas with Habanero Peppers


  • 4 habanero peppers, chopped
  • 4 eight ounce catfish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons green onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 pita bread rounds, warmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Chopped spinach leaves, tomato slices and cucumber slices to serve

Cooking Directions

  1. Add catfish to a large dish, ensuring fillets are spread out flat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine habanero peppers with lime juice, green onion, garlic, thyme and salt and pepper.
  3. Pour contents over the catfish and cover. Marinate about 1 hour at room temperature.
  4. Heat a sauté pan to medium heat and add olive oil.
  5. Sprinkle each catfish fillet on both sides with flour and saute about 2-3 minutes per side, until fish is cooked through and opaque in the center. Remove from heat.
  6. Slice open pitas and stuff with fish.
  7. Finish by stuffing with spinach, tomato and cucumber.
  8. Serve!

NOTE: These pitas go great with a cucumber sauce or a garlic mayo.

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