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Cook the Book: Catfish Tacos with Chipotle Slaw

[Photographs: Caroline Russock]

Joe Yonan's Serve Yourself is set up for solo eating but all of the recipes are easily multiply-able and more than good enough to share with a crowd. These Catfish Tacos with Chipotle Slaw can go from single serving to dinner party with nearly no added prep or cooking time. With a creamy slaw and perfectly fried fish, they have serious West Coast fish taco cred and make for ideal spring and summer eating.

Yonan keeps it simple with a slaw made of shredded red cabbage dressed with a chipotle-accented sour cream. Quick cooking catfish is seasoned, dipped in egg, dredged though panko, and fried until crisp and golden. Wrapped in stove-top warmed corn tortillas, a scoop of slaw, and finished with a spoonful of salsa verde and a squeeze of lime, these tacos have no need for guac or cheese. Crunchy fish, crisp slaw, and a touch of sour heat from the salsa verde—even if you're cooking for one, you might just want to double the recipe.

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Serve Yourself to give away this week.

Adapted from Serve Yourself by Joe Yonan. Copyright © 2011. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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