Catfish (Or Any White Fish) Au Lait

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 9 mins

Another "Good Eats" recipe from Alton Brown. When I first saw him make it, I thought it sounded rather strange - but it is so very good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the milk, crab boil seasoning, pepper, salt and onion in a skillet, coverage and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add the fish to the liquid, spooning some of the liquid over the fillets.
  3. Reduce the heat to low.
  4. cover the skillet and poach for 6 to 9 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.


Most Helpful

My DH liked this but I didn't feel the poached method went well with this particular fish, Basa. Although I did like the flavour of the old bay and the little bite it gives, but didn't like the texture of fish. I guess I prefer Basa coated and grilled. I didn't dislike it but it is not the way i would cook Basa again. I am happy that DH liked it!! Thanks!

Derf September 29, 2009

I live near Baltimore and this is a very simple tasty way to prepare and poach fish. The fish is perfect and the milk and Old Bay are a perfect compliment to a mild fish. I love this poaching method! The Old Bay is so good as a seasoning! I love it!

Little Bee May 26, 2007

This was very easy to prepare and tasted pretty good. I thought the poaching liquid which I used as a sauce over the fish when serving was a little too rich tasting and didn't compliment the delicate taste of the fish. I probably won't make this again.

Pinkytz February 05, 2007

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