Friday, July 24, 2009

Stuffed Baked Catfish

The story behind this recipe goes like this:
One Saturday afternoon, we recieved a call from some old friends from Up North, who announced they were dropping in on us that night and were really hungry for Cajun seafood. A quick forage through our kitchen produced some catfish fillets and some crawfish tails. My thought was that the more fattening a dish is, the better i like it. So, we combined all the ingredients and came up with Stuffed Catfish Fillets.. leave it to a Cajun to turn an otherwish low calorie dish into a meal that will get you offers to be the Weight Watchers poster child!
Our friends departed two pounds heavier but wouldn't leave until we gave them the recipe! Ed Roy (From the Tell me More Cookbook)

2 pounds catfish fillets
1 pound crawfish
1 stick butter
1 cup chopped green onions
1-2 (8 ounce)packages cream cheese
Salt, pepper, parsley, onion tops to taste

Season to taste and bake catfish uncovered on a Pam coated layer of foil until golden brown in a 500 degree oven. In a seperate pan, melt butter and saute' whole crawfish and green onions for about 10 minutes. Melt cream cheese into crawfish mixture and cook until bubbly.. Add other seasonings , pour on top of each fillet.. makes 4 servings..