Recipe by TxGriffLover
Mulate's restaurant in New, Orleans takes a novel approach with jambalaya, utilizing catfish as the main ingredient. The recipe is quite easy. Try this out for your next Mardi Gras party, and you will surely get praise for being unique and creative. This recipe came from Sam's Club, October, 2008, courtesy of Mulate's Restaurant. You can also use the blackened salmon filets from Sam's Club in place of the catfish. Edited 6-5-09: The original recipe does call for 1/2 pound (2 sticks) of butter, but that is WAY too much IMO. I have cut the amount in half to 1/2 cup (1 stick).
Top Review by Jenny Runs Fast
We have a farm pond with catfish. I have not EVER found a healthy recipe that makes them taste good. So...I found this recipe and was delighted to try it! With most of the ingredients coming straight from the garden organic style....it was a SMASH hit with my family!! I doubled the recipe, used 2 full filleted catfish, 5 jalapenos, 1 cayenne, and a quart of canned tomatoes! I used one 4 oz. can of mushrooms and cut the butter in half. I also put in ALOT of white onions. Man OH MAN!!!!! DELICIOUS!!!! We have a very expensive New Orleans style restaurant here in NE Iowa and this dish would have easily fetched $20.00! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!! WE LOVED IT!!!!!!!!! Next time I am serving it with hot corn bread and honey butter!!!!!
- 8 ounces catfish fillets
- 4 yellow onions, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 (10 ounce) can Ro-Tel tomatoes
- 4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
- salt and pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Put all ingredients except catfish into a saucepan and cook until the mixture begins to turn light brown. Season with salt & pepper while cooking.
- Add catfish and cook 15-20 minutes longer. Mix with cooked rice and freshly chopped green onion tops. Serve hot.