Monday, November 17, 2014

Blackened Catfish Tacos + A Cajun Waltz

Here's a Cajun favorite that is so quick and easy for those busy days. Scrumptious blackened catfish,  wrapped up in a soft taco with all the trimmings. When I tell you that they're delicious, then you know that I mean it, cher! Cest bon, cher! And stay tuned for some Cajun Thanksgiving faves.

4 catfish fillets
Blackened seasoning (recipe below)
1 stick of butter

Shredded lettuce
Tomatoes, chopped
Red onions, sliced
8 soft tacos
Remoulade sauce

Blackened Seasoning

1 tbs. paprika
1 tbs. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried oregano

Mix seasoning in a large shallow bowl. Dredge fish in spice mixture.

Heat butter over medium heat, in a large skillet. Place fish in pan and cook about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove and drain on paper towels. Cut each catfish into bite sized pieces and place evenly on soft tacos. Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions, and top with remoulade sauce. (recipe below) Fab!

Spicy Remoulade Sauce

1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. yellow mustard 

1 tsp. Creole or Dijon mustard
1 tsp. milk
1 1/2 tsp.'s. prepared horseradish
2 tbs.'s white onions, minced

1 tbs. fresh parsley, minced
1/2 tsp. white vinegar

1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. lemon juice
Salt  to taste

Few drops Tabasco 
Combine all ingredients in bowl and blend thoroughly. Chill for 1 hour, before serving. Out of this world and great with any seafood.


A Cajun Waltz

We had an absolute blast recently at the 40th anniversary of Festival Acadiens in Lafayette. It was hot and humid, but no one seemed to mind and it surely didn't stop this bunch of Cajuns from dancing to the more than 50 bands that performed throughout the 3 day event. Here's a little clip that I took of Wayne Toups, jammin' with the Pineleaf Boys,  and playing a Cajun waltz on the Sunday afternoon. Hope you all are having a fun and happy week! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Eddie Bluelights said...

Hey cher,
Well, what a surprise to see you back in BlogLand. . .

I was about to report the matter of your absence to the missing persons bureau and to tell them you had been abducted by a passing UFO.

Thought you might have been on a world cruise or something but now I realise you had lost your recipe and took all this time finding it . . . . lol Well have a drink on me to celebrate.

Seriously, it is great to see you back, Margo . . lol

That recipe looks great and if I lived nearer I would be knocking at your door for a serving . . . I think I could do that Cajun waltz but I am amazed how you gals can do it backwards . . . . lol.

Don't forget where I live will you honey . . .

Cheers ~ Eddie x

Linda Starr said...

you're back, good to see you blogging again. I love any kind of soft tacos, these sound delicious

Big Dude said...

Glad to see you back and now I want me some blackened catfish.

sandra hagan said...

i've been been gone for awhile too!

glad to see you.

this is a great recipe. i've not had the fish tacos yet, i will do this recipe soon.

blessings for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday!

sandra hagan said...

Just finished watching the fabulous clip. I love cajun music and dancing by the real people of Louisiana.

thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

It's great to see you back, Marguerite! We love catfish and this recipe is a must try. 50 bands that must've been a blast! Great video!