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Paleo Catfish Nuggets Recipe
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Air Fried Catfish Nuggets with Greek Yogurt Remoulade

These catfish nuggets can also be made in the oven, but they won't come out quite as crispy. To bake them, set a wire rack over a baking sheet. Coast the rack with cooking spray, then arrange the breaded catfish on it in a single layer. Bake at 400ºF for 20 minutes, turning halfway though.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 333kcal


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 pound fresh catfish nuggets
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ½ cup paleo flour I use Bob's Red Mill
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 dashes Tabasco sauce

For the Remoulade:

  • 1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice


  • Combine the water and salt in a large bowl; stir until dissolved. Add the catfish. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes, up to overnight. Rinse the fish with clean water and pat dry. 
  • While the fish soaks, prepare the remoulade by mixing all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  • Heat your air fryer to 400ºF.
  • Add the flour and pecans to a blender. Blend 15-20 seconds, or until the pecans are pulverized and look like coarse crumbs. Pour the mixture into a shallow dish. 
  • Break the egg into a second dish. Add a few dashes of Tabasco and whisk until combined. 
  • Working one piece at a time, coat each piece of fish with egg then dredge through the flour mixture to coat well.
  • If desired to extra crispness and browning, lightly spray each piece of fish with olive or coconut oil. 
  • Working  in batches as needed, add the fish to the basket of your air fryer in a single layer. Cook for 6-8 minutes, turning halfway through.  
  • Serve the catfish nuggets with remoulade sauce for dipping. 


Remoulade adapted from Simply Recipes


Calories: 333kcal | Protein: 26g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 818mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g