Note: This is the best sauce I have ever found for whole catfish.
–catfish (whole, bone-in, medium)
–lemon juice (one-quarter cup)
–Promise margarine (heart-healthy, 3 heaping tablespoons, one-quarter cup melted)
–Dijon mustard (1 teaspoon)
–Worcestershire sauce (1 teaspoon)
–Sriracha chili sauce (1 teaspoon)
–hot sauce (like Tabasco or Texas Pete, 3 drops)
–salt and pepper
1 – Place the catfish in a covered, long baking dish. Set aside.
2 – Place 3 heaping tablespoons of Promise margarine in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Then place the Dijon in a small mixing bowl, and very, very slowly add the margarine, stirring briskly until the Dijon dissolves in the margarine. Add the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha chili sauce, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to taste (about one-half teaspoon salt and one-quarter teaspoon pepper). Stir well. Pour the sauce atop the catfish.
3 – Microwave the catfish for 3 minutes. Then, using two spatulas, turn the catfish over. Microwave for 4 minutes more. With a sharp knife, cut the catfish into two parts.
4 – Serve the catfish hot, with sauce over the top.
–catfish and sauce adapted from the Spruce blog.