This will settle that Cajun craving. My husband asks for this repeatedly. He never gets tired of it!!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Stir in catfish and parsley. Simmer, partially covered, for 10 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

  • Stir in 2 cups cooked white rice, and season with red pepper flakes. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 21.8g; carbohydrates 31g; fat 10.1g; cholesterol 55mg; sodium 889.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2005
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 it.. i kind of forgot about it in the refridgerator so it ended up soaking for 24 hours. I used 2 cans of stewed tomatoes drained instead of chopped tomatoes.. i also added more onion and bell pepper... the recipe was kind of runny so next time i might add more rice and instead of 2 cups of beef broth just add 2 cubes of beef bullion thanks for the recipe and i will probably make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2012
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 Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2005
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 few changes to the recipe based on what I had at hand. Used vegetable broth a can of stewed tomatoes Cajun seasoning instead of red pepper flakes and dried chervil instead of fresh parsley. I also omitted the rice because my boyfriend wanted potato casserole instead. All in all the sauce was quite tasty but was ruined by the fish. I think if I had used store bought catfish or soaked mine it would have been wonderful. Mine was also quite runny but probably because I omitted the rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2005
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 it.. i kind of forgot about it in the refridgerator so it ended up soaking for 24 hours. I used 2 cans of stewed tomatoes drained instead of chopped tomatoes.. i also added more onion and bell pepper... the recipe was kind of runny so next time i might add more rice and instead of 2 cups of beef broth just add 2 cubes of beef bullion thanks for the recipe and i will probably make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2009
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 care for most fish really liked. Yat's restaurant in Indianapolis specializes in etouffee and other Creole dishes. This could have come right out of one of their kettles. Because I substituted canned tomato juice and all I thought it needed a little sugar and some cumin to mellow it out a bit. Recommend putting Tabasco green sauce on the table for those wanting to kick it up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2006
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 fiber I added a can of red beans to the rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2010
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 while simmering. I made my own roux with bacon grease which gave a good smoky slow cooked flavor. Used brown rice rather than white. Will definitely make this again. I did add about 3/4 t of the pepper flakes and topped with chipotle tabasco sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2006
Very good... husband loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2012
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 authentic! I soaked the wild catfish in milk and salt-water....AWESOME IDEA! We used chicken broth instead of beef (because we didn't have it) and added some Tony's Roux mix. We also used canned tomatoe soup (with onion salt olive oil basil) and a red pepper instead of a green bell pepper. All in all I liked it but I will probably try to make this next time with some Cream of Mushroom soup and fresh tomatoes (as I read in another recipe for shrimp etoufee). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2012
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 was pretty GOOD to us! Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2012
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 Read More
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