Shell Shack will be open on Christmas Day. You can enjoy their fried catfish or try it at home.
6 (5oz-7oz) Catfish Fillets
2 c. yellow corn meal
1 oz. Lemon Pepper Spice
1 oz. Cajun Spice
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
Appetizer catfish nuggets prep procedure:
Cut catfish fillets in half lengthwise. Then cut widthwide 5-6 times (approximately 1 inch apart). You will have created 10-12 catfish cubes. Set catfish nuggest aside in a stainless bowl.
If preparing fried catfish, set the catfish fillets asides & proceed with the next step.
Combine 2 cups of corn meal, half lemon pepper spice, half cajun spice, and teaspoon cayenne pepper into a bowl or shallow pan. Mix together.
Mix to combine the remaining lemon pepper & cajun spice. Set aside.
Dredge & evenly coat the catfish nuggets in the cornmeal mixture, shaking off the excess. Pour 1.5 inch of cooking oil in a large skillet & heat to 350° . Fry nuggets in batches approximately 4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Drain on wire rack over paper towels.
Dust nuggets with lemon & cajun spice. Serve on a plater with cocktail sauce or tartar sauce and a lemon wedge.