Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cajun Grilled Catfish - Topped w/ Crabmeat & Portobello Mushrooms

We are headed toward Spring in Cajun Country and there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel of this very unusual winter. Forecasters are saying that we are going into the upper 60's to mid 70's, by the weekend! And that means grilling up some fabulous catfish, topped w/ crabmeat! Woo-hoo! This is one of my favorite Lenten suppers, especially when I'm in a low-cal mood! The subtle blending of flavors in this scrumptious dish, will have you going back for more. And so easy, for those busy days. Serve with steamed veggies, and French bread. Cest bon, cher!

Grilled Catfish Topped w/Crabmeat
and Portobello Mushrooms

1 lb. catfish fillets, cleaned
1/2 lb. fresh lump crab meat
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup each minced onion and bell pepper
1 tsp.minced garlic
1/2 cup baby portabello mushrooms, sliced
2 tbs.'s Cajun seasoning
1 tbs. chopped fresh parsley
Juice of 1 lemon


Season catfish, with 1 tbs. Cajun seasoning
Baste with 1/2 of the lemon juice. Melt butter in skillet, and add garlic, onions, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Saute for 5 minutes. Add breadcrumbs, parsley, crab meat and other tbs. Cajun seasoning. Stir and saute for about 1o minutes. Place portabello mushrooms and then crabmeat mixture on catfish fillets
and place on a grill pan, sprayed with cooking spray. Top with more crabmeat, and dot with butter and add remaining remaining lemon juice. Grill on medium heat, for 15 to 20 minutes or until firm. Out of this world! Bon Appetit!
Too cold to grill? No worries, just place prepared catfish in a baking pan, sprayed with cooking spray and bake @350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Enjoy!


Joanne said...

Would you believe I've never eaten catfish? It looks quite delish here, though!

lakeviewer said...

Oh my goodness, what a treat! I'm ready, pass the bread, please.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Geez, that sounds way too good. I'm not far from Joanne, however. I've only had catfish twice. Perhaps I didn't have it served very well and need to try again. I know I'll eat the topping by the spoonful.

Kat said...

You are torturing me! This looks so darn good, I want it now!!

Vagabonde said...

The first time I bought catfish was at the Italian market in Philadelphia. When I got back to our apartment one of the catfish was still alive. I placed it in the sink full of water and it swam in it. Then I did not have the heart to cook it! I prefer to go to restaurants around her which have “all you can eat catfish”!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Looks divine! Wish I could cook fish. EVERY SINGLE TIME I try to cook with any fish, it never turns out right!! I've given up. I guess I better head over to Lafayette when I want some home cookin!

Marguerite said...

Joanne- Thanks! It's always fun to try new cuisine! Our locally produced catfish are the best in the world, which is one of the MANY blessings of living here! But, I have to tell you, cher, that Flounder or your favorite fish would be a divine substitute in this recipe!

lakeviewer- So glad you like it, cher! Hope you try it with the wonderful fish that you have access to, there. Merci for your nice comment and for stopping by!

Julie- Thanks, you probably were just eating at the wrong place! lol The topping is sinful and I make big batches of it and freeze, until needed. Try it stuffed, in mushrooms or or jalapenos!

Kat- I will definitely take that as a supreme compliment from an Honorary Cajun! Merci beaucoup, mon amie!

aslan said...

It seems very nice and I get a little
peace and turn back to Turkey :)
Thanks for sharing..

Best wishes and regards

Cloudia said...

YOU are my Cajun Delight, Cher!!!!

Aloha, dear Friend!

Comfort Spiral

Maggie May said...

The only catfish I have seen is to be found in the bottom of a fish tank in pet shops. They are covered in whiskers and are scavengers! I wonder if your tasty fish dish was the same creature?

Nuts in May


hey lady! well, i think i may be headed home in a few weeks - home to green grass growing and azaleas and cape jasmine and dogwood and jonquils in bloom and spreadin' their fragrances everywhere - home to bayous and catfish and hushpuppies! home!

see you there! have a glorious day - and come by the blogs when you can!

Kathryn Magendie said...

I thought of you the other day because there was something I wanted to write in cajun french and I couldn't find it anywhere and thought you may could help me ...for the SG book -and then things went wackity and I forgot to add it in to the book *wah*....but, maybe the next "graces" book ....

JİVAGO said...

Have nice Sunday.

I congrulate "WOMEN DAY"



JİVAGO said...

Excuse me.


8 March

I congrulate again.
(visiting you too much!)


Pamela said...

Is there any way of preparing the Cajun seasoning at home? I don't think I will be able to find it in South American markets. I've tried wonderful Cajun food in the States but never dared cook it back home, now you did inspire me!!!

Velva said...

Cheers to Spring. I am so ready for it! it has been a crazy Winter.
Your grilled catfish w/crabmeat and portabello mushrooms looks delightful. A perfect Caun Spring time dish. Love it.


hey lady - just dropping by for a sniff of all magnificent down there at "home" - have a glorious louisiana day!

Jo said...

Dang! I just had supper, and now I'm hungry again. :-) Shall I bring the wine?

California Girl said...

Where are you? You have 106 followers waiting for the next drink recipe or food idea. I know you're out there because you are one of my best reader/commenters. I swear I feel like we know one another. xo

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Dearest Marguerite, This looks absolutely fabulous!!! Don't know how I missed this!!! But now that I've spied it, I must take the recipe home with me!!! You are amazing...posting ...you know...I can't even begin to tell you how much I admire you!!! Love you so much...you are in my prayers!! Janine XOXO

Marguerite said...

Pamela- Hi and welcome to Cajun Country! I'm so happy that you came by and that you are inspired by the recipes! I will be posting a Cajun seasoning blend, soon, (stay tuned) but meanwhile, see my Creole Seasoning Blend post. It's a really good one, too.

Velva- Thanks so much for the nice compliments, cher and for stopping by! I am so ready for Spring, too! Cheers!

Gypsy- Merci beaucoup, lady! And I know that you can smell it cooking from there! Hope you get to eat the real thing, soon!

Jo- That's the idea, cher! Yes, please, a nice chardonnay would be fab! Thanks!

Cal. Girl- I have posted twice, since this post, but they are not updating them on the sidebar! Any suggestions on how to fix this Blogger glitch, would be most appreciated. I feel that we know each other, too! Cheers!

Jeanine- Merci beaucoup for the lovely compliments! You are such a cher amie! My posts are still not updating and I've tried everything that I can think of to correct the problem! Check out my most recent two posts, when you have time. And many thanks for all of your prayers, cher. They mean so much!

California Girl said...

Okay, I double checked your blog title & photo on my sidebars & you're right, they aren't updating. You should go into Feedburner (part of your Google acct) & open your blog title & open the Troubleshoot tab to see if Feedmedic has posted any problems, if your Original feed is valid, if your Feedburner feed is valid and so forth. Other than that, you can ping the feed and synch the feed (all under Troubleshootize) and if those don't help then write to Google & sit on your hands and wait for them to contact you. Good Luck!

Marguerite said...

Cal. Girl- Thanks so much for checking and for the great advice! There does appear to be something wrong with my feed, because I have posted three times, since the one that is showing! I will give these suggestions a try and let you know what happens. Never a dull moment with Blogger! Cheers!

Laura said...

Marguerite- you have done it again.
I read the recipe to my husband and he said mmmmmm...


Marguerite said...

Laura- Merci beaucoup, glad ya'll liked it! So you'll know, my posts aren't updating in my follower's blog list gadget, in the sidebar! I've posted three times, since this post, but I'm invisible! Click on Cajun Delights, instead of the post title and it will take you to the current post. Thanks for stopping by, cher!