Catfish Tacos with Scott Doty

The Back Story

Method For Tacos 

-       Preheat deep fryer to 350-degrees and add peanut oil

-       Season catfish with salt, black pepper, ¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning and lemon juice

-       In a bowl mix together all purpose flour, corn starch, baking powder, ¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning, egg, salt and black pepper to taste, beer, cilantro and parsley to make frying batter

-       Dip catfish into batter and fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until crispy and golden brown

-       Serve with warmed tortilla and coleslaw (recipe below)

Meet the Guest Stars
Jessie Merlin and Scott Doty | @

Jessie and Scott are two lifetime northerners who moved to Birmingham, Alabama 3 years ago so that Jessie could pursue her dream job.  Jessie grew up eating out every night, and has always been drawn to eating at new restaurants as a way to experience local culture.  Scott is an industrial designer with a passion for designing kitchen gadgets. Their mutual of love of thrifting means they have an insane amount of cool vintage kitchenware.  When they moved to Birmingham, they decided to... (full profile)

Birmingham Botanical Gardens | @BBGardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains more than 25 unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. The Gardens features the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens, the Southern Living garden, and Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. Education... (full profile)

Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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