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Friday, June 9, 2017

More of That Summertime Catfish With Crawfish Etouffee



 I cannot deny...this is one of my favorite meals. It's a real comfort meal for me. The catfish was some from one of my fishing trips last summer. I went with a cornmeal fish fry coating on some of the fish and blackening seasoning on the rest.  The crawfish etouffee doesn't take long to make.

I make the blackened seasoning first. I use a variation of Paul Prudhomme's recipe.

His recipe..
1 TBS sweet paprika (I used smoked)
2 1/2 tsp salt ( I used about half)
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper (I used 3/4 tsp)
3/4 tsp white pepper
 3/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp thyme
and 1/2 tsp oregano



Next I saute onions, garlic, peppers and celery in butter...



Make a blonde roux using butter and flour...





Added shrimp stock, the sauteed veggies and some of the blackened seasoning... (to taste)




Then the crawfish tails...


and fresh parsley...


I let the etouffee simmer on low while preparing the catfish. 


Seasoned half with a cornmeal catfish coating, and the other half with blackened seasoning...



Heated a skillet with about an inch of oil to fry the cornmeal fish first...


I had to set up the little cooker out of the wind. It was one of those "better have rocks in your pockets days or you will blow away"!


Fried til golden...





Cleaned the skillet and fried the blackened fish in butter...



I added way too much butter for some reason. lol Made it hard to keep the seasoning on the fish!



More wild turkeys walking around the farm...they pretty much live here now. :)


Made some blackened shrimp too...





Topped one blackened and one fried catfish with the etouffee...


A big bite of the fried catfish...



...and a bite of the blackened...




I don't have a favorite, I love both of them!!  I know I've made this before but it's just something I need to make every few months to remember how good it is. lol


Everything's going great around here. Still cleaning up and repairing the ice storm damage. Not sure when I'll catch up but that's ok.
 I have new baby replacement chicks, Baby ducks will be here next week. New batch of barn kittens. Lots of activity going on around the farm. :)
Hope everyone is doing well, thanks for stopping by! 

4 comments:

Three Dogs BBQ said...

Thanks for the post Jeanie. I've been looking for a good etouffee recipe. This may fit the bill!

Steve Steppe said...

Now I'm salivating!

cowgirl said...

Thank you Bill! Great to see ya! Hope all is going well with you. Keep me posted if you try the recipe, please. :)

cowgirl said...

Heck, Steve... Good to see ya! Are you still cooking too? I miss seeing your great cooks. Hope all is going well with you too. Thanks for stopping by!