August 29, 2009

Cajun Catfish

2 large catfish fillets
1 cup onions, chopped fine
½ cup celery, chopped fine
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup butter
¼ cup flour
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 1-lb can sliced tomatoes
3 cups water
2 cups hot cooked rice

In a deep skillet, cook the butter and flour together over low heat to form a roux. Add the onions, celery, and garlic,and sautée until tender. Add the tomatoes, salt, peppers, and water. Simmer covered for 20 - 30 minutes. Add the fillets and cook until flaky, 15 - 20 minutes. Serve over rice. Serves 2.

NOTE: The amount of cayenne here is set for a mildly hot taste. It can be increased up to a full teaspoon for real Cajun flavor!

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