Be careful not to overcook fish, as it will become very tough. Meat, poultry, vegetables and fruit cook in approximately 6 minutes per pound, but fish and seafood take only 3-4 minutes per pound. Orange Roughy or other mild white fish are good substitutes for the catfish in this dish.
1 lb. catfish filets
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup crushed cracker
Mix mayonnaise and spices. Coat fish on both sides with mayonnaise mixture and roll in cracker crumbs. Arrange fish on microwave rack or in casserole, thickest portions to the outside. Microwave on High power (100%) for 3-4 minutes. Let stand a few seconds and check for doneness. Fish will flake easily when done.