I used fresh okra and instead of salt I used garlic salt with parsley flaked and some Tony's Creole seasoning along with the pepper. Since it was my first time making it I am going to have to adjust the cooking method to be able to make the okra more tender, in some pieces it was kinda like pulling bones out of the fish you are eating. The taste was great though, I am sure with a couple adjustments this is going to be one of my favorites!
I enjoyed this recipe very much (my neighbors too!). I did make some changes, and will make a a couple more when I make it again (which I will). I added two jalapenos, and fresh mushrooms instead of canned. I was weary of adding the mushrooms and celery but did so the first time anyways. I don't believe one stalk would add any flavor but I did add three. I also added OKRA! A must!I aslo used Diced tomatoes instead of stewed. I seasoned the chicken with the south's creole staple seasoning, Tony's. I seasoned liberally. I did everything it asked above except for the fresh mushrooms, 2 jalapenos, okra, 3 stalks of celery, and added 2 whole cloves of garlic(along with the minced) and added chicken broth to make it a bit like a soup. It came out AMAZING, I added lots of Tony's and Tabasco sauce to taste throughout the way. This is really a "Season to Taste Recipe" Next time I will Omit the mushrooms, add three more jalapenos, one more bell pepper, 6 stalks of celery, the OKRA, an extra onion, two more pieces of chicken, and the diced(instead of stewed) tomatoes along with the broth that I added last time. It comes out almost like gumbo( not really, but I made mine like a soup to serve with rice) so maybe even adding some sausage to it will be a hit!
I did everything the same except using garlic salt powder, and sauteing the onions and bell pepper with minced garlic. I also did not broil or add butter at the end. I served over rice with steamed squash and it was a great dinner! I may try marinating the fish next time or using diced tomatoes instead of paste like others have commented on. I will definably make this again. The taste of bell pepper, onion, fish, and the sauce all together was wonderful. Just tweak it to your taste! :)
Perfect, didn't have to do a thing different and the whole family loved!
This is a wonderful country goulash! I did add a can of diced tomatoes instead of two cans of tomato sauce. I wish I would have used a little less paprika, next time I plan on doing the same except seasoning to my liking at the end. We all have different tastes but I do think the paprika overwhelmed the wonderful meat. I will be making again, my whole family loves it!