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Catfish Etouffee

Catfish Etouffee

"This will settle that Cajun craving. My husband asks for this repeatedly. He never gets tired of it!!"
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1 h servings 306 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 31g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 21.8 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 890 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine rice and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until done.
  2. In a large saucepan, warm roux over medium heat. Stir in onion, green bell pepper, and garlic; cook for about 5 minutes, or until soft. Stir in broth and tomatoes. Season with lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, black pepper, thyme, and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in catfish and parsley. Simmer, partially covered, for 10 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Stir in 2 cups cooked white rice, and season with red pepper flakes. Serve.

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  1. 19 Ratings

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This recipe was pretty good. I soaked my home caught catfish in half milk half water like the previous rater suggested... it did take alot of the fishy flavor out. I wasnt sure how long to soak ...

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this was a pretty good recipe however it was almost to fishy tasing for me, I also used zucchini instead of bellpepper. It was good but definetly room for improvement

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This recipe was pretty good. I soaked my home caught catfish in half milk half water like the previous rater suggested... it did take alot of the fishy flavor out. I wasnt sure how long to soak ...

This was quite good. I say quite, because I used wild catfish and it was incredibly fishy, next time I will soak it in salt water and milk like (I later found out) you're supposed to. I made a...

The ingredient list for this recipe is very similar to a crawfish recipe in the Frugal Gourmet's American collection and it makes for a good comfort food that even my wife, who doesn't really ca...

So easy! I've made twice with both Catfish and the second time with Shrimp/pre-cooked Sausage and it held up to both. My only substitions were to use canned diced tomatoes instead and for extra...

My husband and I really enjoyed this tonight. I made some slight changes, such as using stewed tomatoes. I did not drain them, so I ended up adding a cup of water and a beef bouillon cube whil...

Very good... husband loved it.

excellent.. I used canned tomatoes and some fresh I had together along with chicken and shrimp that I had on hand instead of catfish. My husband adored it... great cold weather food.

We tried this with tilapia instead of catfish and with some shrimp added at the last few minutes of cooking time. I also soaked the tilapia in salt water and milk to reduce the fishy taste. It...

I am a native Cajun, and I loved this. My husband however, was not a huge fan. I think that is because this does not taste like what you typically find in a half-par Cajun restaurant - it tastes...

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