Pan-Seared Catfish with Spinach and Pesto Pasta

Hey guys! I hope you are having a great weekend! So far, it has been pretty nice and relaxing. Yesterday the girls went to a fun birthday party and played outside. I relaxed, caught up on my DVR, and cooked this yummy dinner. I hope you give it a try!


4 Catfish Fillets (any white fish would work)
3/4 pound of Linguine Pasta
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 pound fresh spinach
6 tablespoons of butter- or olive oil (I like to do a combo of both)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 small container of prepared pesto
about 1/2 cup of dry white wine


Cook the pasta in heavily salted boiling water. As always, reserve about a cup of that starchy cooking water.

While the pasta cooks, begin cooking the fish. Put the flour on a plate. Make sure you pat the fish dry. Salt and pepper each side of the fish. Coat the fish in the flour, tapping off any excess. Melt about 3 tablespoons of butter in a pan and cook the fish on the first side for about 6 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip and add the white wine and a small glug of olive oil. Cook the fish on the other side for about 3 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish.

Stain your pasta. Add your spinach in the same pan you cooked your pasta in (less dishes!)Cook down just about 3 minutes or so. Add in your pesto and cheese. Stir back in your pasta. If it looks thick, loosen it up a bit with that starchy cooking water, a bit at a time. I top with just a bit more olive oil.


034Leftovers consist of lots of pasta and 1 fish filet. Thinking of some ways to change up my leftovers…1. Fish Tacos  2.Add shrimp or chicken to the pasta 3. Add in more sauteed veggies to the pasta for a vegetarian meal  4. Sauteed fish cakes 5. Soup- Pesto Noodle Soup or Fish Curry Soup… So many ideas!

If I come up with something good, I will let you know!

Happy Sunday!


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