Monday, August 15, 2011

Spicy Cajun Stuffed Catfish + Bayou Boogie

Here's another spicy Cajun favorite that will send your taste buds into orbit . And so easy for those busy days when you need to whip up dinner in a flash. The subtle blending of the flavors of the crab, shrimp, and catfish, along with the spices, stuffing, and lemon, all add up to a sinfully delicious dish. This recipe may be increased as needed to serve more. Serve with a big tossed salad and garlic bread. Cest' bon, cher!

Spicy Cajun Stuffed Catfish


2 medium sized catfish fillets
1/2 lb. fresh lump crab meat
1/2 lb. fresh medium shrimp, peeled and diveined
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup each of the "holy trinity",
chopped fine
1 tsp.minced garlic
1 bunch green onions, chopped fine
2 tbs.'s Cajun seasoning, divided
Few shakes Tabasco
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Juice of 1 lemon

Slit a pocket in the catfish for stuffing. Season inside and out with 1 tbs. Cajun seasoning. Baste with 1/2 of the lemon juice.Melt butter in skillet, and add garlic, onions, bell pepper, and celery. Saute for about 5 minutes.

Add green onions. parsley, shrimp, crab meat, and Tabasco. Stir, and simmer for about 10 minutes and remove from heat. Fold in breadcrumbs and mix until just combined.


Fill catfish with stuffing and place in a greased baking pan lined with foil.. Dot catfish with butter and lemon slices,  and pour remaining lemon juice on top. Bake in a 350 degree oven, for 35 to 40 minutes. Baste occasionally. Serves 2  Note: This recipe also works well with flounder.

I'm sharing this at:
These Chicks Cooked
Full Plate Thursday

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Bayou Boogie

I've had a request for some more Bayou Boogie. Here's a little clip of one of Cajun country's favorite dance bands, rockin' the crowd, with a whole lotta nitty-gritty dancin' going on.  Crank it up for this one, cher,  and let the good times roll!

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Wishing all of you a wonderful week, filled with good times! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!

32 comments:

Carol@The Writers Porch said...

Marguerite....you have got to be the best cook in the world and you always leave me starving! Get'n lunch now! XO

KarenG said...

Oh yum! But I can't imagine me whipping this up in a flash. Plan on opening a restaurant any time soon?

Pat Tillett said...

I want you to cook all my food! this one really has me drooling. I'm a catfish lover. Once, while visiting relatives in Oklahoma we were taken way out in the back country on a dirt road to a farm that had been serving catfish (and little else) for many years. It wasn't at all like a restaurant. You sat at old tables and chairs in a barn. It was some of the best food I ever had. This settles it, I'm having catfish today. Thanks Marguerite!

Linda Starr said...

I do love catfish, a restaurant is a good idea for sure.

Eddie Bluelights said...

I think if I had this served up I would think I was in Heaven. I wonder if sinfully delicious things would be allowed there LOL. The more I see of these spicy creations the more I think I would enjoy those Southern Comforts. You may be pleased to learn I have been looking at some demos and teaching instructions on Cajun Dancing! Yer never know! LOL Cheers.

Mona said...

Can I just move in with you?? LOL this is my favorite dish you have featured so far...looks absolutely delicious..your family is so lucky to have you...

Lizzy said...

I'm with Mona! This looks amazing!!!

nanny said...

Ditto all of the above!!! I love catfish too! Do you ever cook the same thing twice girl? Yum!

Kittie Howard said...

As soon as I shake this strep throat, I'm diving into that stuffed catfish. Haven't had that in ages - Lord, but my mouth's watering!

Jenny Stephens said...

This made me SOOOOOOOOO hungry!!! haha What a STELLAR post girl!

XOXO,
Jenny @ Jems From Jenny

kitchen flavours said...

I have not eaten catfish before, and yours looks so delicious! The filling with the crab meat sounds yummy! Have a great week!

Drick said...

one of my favorites, stuffed flounder... but I don't think I have ever had stuffed catfish, now I've been missing out... really great recipe

MM said...

Oh, man. I should have eaten breakfast before stopping by. When will I learn?! Another fabulous dish. I dig seafood stuffed with seafood--shrimp, crab, fish--anything! Love the touch of butter and lemon on top.

Magic of Spice said...

Wow! Marguerite this looks fantastic, I don't think I have seen catfish stuffed before, but this is just delightful!
Hope you are having a fantastic week...

Big Dude said...

This dish looks absolutely awesome.

Gypsy Heart said...

I love, love catfish! I love all seafood though and this has me drooling. Can I please come & live with you? I'll wash dishes, do laundry, you name it! :-)

Thanks so much for sharing ~
xo Pat

Rondi said...

I heart catfish!!! Thanks for joining our Terrific Thursday Blog Hop! Be sure to join in on the fun this week! :)

cajunlicious said...

Love this Marguerite! Stuffed fish is a fav in my house.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I love the video - it looks like everyone is having some good 'ole fashioned' FUN!

Kathryn Magendie said...

I bet I could substitute another fish for that -Yum!

I thought I was going to So Louisiana in a couple weeks, but I can't make it so I'll just have to dream of all that good food (maybe it's for the best since I hear y'all have heat indices of 100+ ... LAWD!)

fishyfacedesigns said...

Marguerite, your music festivals always make my day... and your recipes rock too! I hope you are having a fantastic week! Take care my friend...
Kindness Pass it On...
Lisa

fishyfacedesigns said...

Marguerite, your music festivals always make my day... and your recipes rock too! I hope you are having a fantastic week! Take care my friend...
Kindness Pass it On...
Lisa

Marguerite said...

Carol- Great to hear from you, cher! Thanks so much for the nice compliment and for stopping by! Hope all is well!

Karen- Thanks, it really is an easy recipe to make and I hope you try it! Oh no, a restaurant is way too much work! :)

Pat- Merci for your sweet comment, cher! I love catfish too, and we have quite a few little places like that, here. You're welcome, enjoy!

Linda- The only thing better than catfish is catfish with shrimp and crabmeat. :) Thanks for coming by!

Eddie- Trust me, you would love this, cher, and yes, I think so. lol That's great, but the best way to learn is to come here and dance with a Cajun woman who really knows how to boogie! lol Cheers!

Mona- Sure, if my son ever moves out of the guest room! lol Thanks, so glad you like it and hope you try it! They are definitely spoiled! :)

Candace said...

I'm not missing the weather back home; but, I'm definitely missing the food. This is the most delicious thing that I've seen all day and I've looked at a lot of food. Yum!

Eddie Bluelights said...

OK so what's yer telephone no ROFL

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Oh, this makes me so hungry! IT ALL looks delicious!

Velva said...

I have friends that would absolutely swoon over a great catfish meal like this one- I must pass along your blog post.

Cheers.
Velva

Marguerite said...

Lizzy- Thanks, it is fab and I hope you try it! Have a great weekend and thanks for coming by!

Nanny- Thanks, glad you like it! Sure, and I've cooked this one about a hundred times! :) Hope your weekend is fab!

Kittie- Hope you're feeling better, cher! Thanks, it's a keeper and I do hope you try it! Happy weekend!

Jenny- Thanks so much for the sweet comment and for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Drick- I love flounder, too, but love catfish even more! Yes, you have and I hope you try it! Merci, cher, have a fun weekend!

KF- If you can't get catfish, you could substitute your favorite fish. Thanks, it is fab! Hope yours is great, too!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
That stuffed catfish looks so awesome, I could just make a meal of the stuffing. We have a lot of catfish and this will be a great way to dress it up. So glad you brought me a good cajun boggie today, I needed to get up out of this chair and have a little dance! Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
Come back soon,
Miz Helen

Martha (MM) said...

Hi Marguerite - so good to be back in touch! You have always been one of my very favorites and I must say I've desperately missed your awesome recipes and all the fun here! Thanks so much for stopping by. I sure hope to be back to more regular blogging sooner or later! Hugs :-)

Life 101 said...

It's been much too long since I've been to Louisiana.
The food looks great and I enjoyed the band too.
Good work.

Amy J. and Tiffanie A. said...

I WANT THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY! I am totally making this Saturday for dinner!

We just started following you! Cannot wait for more recipes!!

Love,

http://chickswholovetoeat.blogspot.com/