Upgrade your next Taco Tuesday with this rendition, which yields a golden, crispy crust with just a drizzle of olive oil in your nonstick skillet. And fair warning: you’ll be inhaling this salsa by the spoonful. Save enough to top your tacos! 


  • 1 ear corn kernels 
  • 1 medium yellow heirloom tomato, diced (about 1/3 cup) 
  • 1 small avocado, diced (about 1/2 cup) 
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion 
  • 1 mango, diced (about 1/2 cup) 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro 
  • Juice of 1 lime 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • Chili lime seasoning, to taste 
  • 8 mini tortillas 
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce 


Heat a small dry saucepan over medium-high heat. Add corn to hot skillet in a single layer, allowing to blister 2-3 minutes before tossing. Cook for two more minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients and carefully stir until combined. Marinate for 30 minutes, tasting and seasoning accordingly. Set aside while preparing catfish. 


  • 4 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets 
  • Salt + pepper 
  • Garlic powder 
  • Chili lime seasoning, optional 
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs 
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk or 1 egg 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 


Pour milk or egg into a shallow bowl or plate and stir in garlic powder, salt, and chili lime seasoning. In a second bowl, add panko. Dip each fillet in milk or egg mixture and then panko. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Pan-sear catfish fillets for 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and carefully slice each fillet into 2-3 pieces. 

To serve, add a pinch of lettuce to each tortilla, followed by a piece of catfish and a generous spoonful of salsa.

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