Tag Archives: Catfish

Deep South Pecan Encrusted Catfish

Menu
-Fried Green Tomatoes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
-Hush Puppies
-Pecan Encrusted Catfish
-Mashed Sweet Potatoes
-Succotash
-Peanut Brittle

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

While I was interested to try the fried green tomatoes, I wasn’t fond of the red pepper sauce,

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Pecan Encrusted Catfish with Hush Puppies, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and Succotash

Pecan’s release a lot of oil into the pan making the catfish cook really fast. I may have under-cooked the catfish. The Succotash was interesting. The Hush Puppies were AMAZING. We ate most of them before we plated.

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Peanut Brittle

The first batch I made was really really light. I didn’t let the sugar caramelize. The second batch turned out really well though.

Cajun/Creole Crawfish Etouffee and Fried Fish

Menu
-Tomato and Haricot Vert Salad
-Crawfish Etouffee
-Fried Fish in Pearly Meal with Remoulade Sauce
-Smothered Okra
-Bread Pudding with Orange Sauce

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The Line Up

Who doesn’t love Cajun food?!

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Tomato and Haricot Vert Salad

I loved this salad! The white stuff on top is fennel, which if you’ve never had tastes like liquorice. You can even eat it raw (which I did for most of the night). We had to make the dressing twice because I over seasoned it the first time.

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Crawfish Etouffee

Now I am not a seafood fan, but I was able to eat this. The crawfish taste was so minimal. And it was rich and hearty.

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Fried Fish in Pearly Meal with Remoulade Sauce and Smothered Okra

So we fried catfish, which is notoriously fishy tasting. We soaked it in milk before cooking it so it would have less of that fishy taste (It was still fishy in my opinion).  The Remoulade Sauce was soooo good. I wanted to lick it off the plate. The Okra was Okra. It was still a little slimy.

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Bread Pudding with Orange Sauce

So two of our group members can’t have alcohol. So we substituted orange sauce for the whisky sauce. Chef said we made her a believer in orange sauce (and she loooooves bread pudding). This dish made me a believer in bread pudding!