I Cook Therefore I Am's Note:
"These are just as sloppy and delicious as you could hope for. Soft, tender potato rolls are my choice for serving, but any hamburger bun will do. Sloppy Joes are also great made with tilapia, but you could try skinless wild salmon, farmed char and farmed trout too." Recipe posted for safe keeping
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For the Joe
- 1/2 lb catfish fillet, cut into 1/3 inch pieces
- coarse salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 1 cup green bell pepper, diced
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- butter, softened
For the Sloppy
- 1To make the sloppy (BBQ Sauce) heat a saucepan over medium high heat and add the oil, onion, garlic, and thyme and a pinch of salt
- 2Cook stirring often until the onion is softened but not browned, about 5 minutes.
- 3Meanwhile, combine the sugar and water in a skillet over medium high heat.
- 4Cook, stirring the sugar in the skillet until the caramel is dark brown.
- 5Add the vinegar and clam juice and simmer until caramel is dissolved.
- 6Add the caramel clam juice mixture along with the ketchup, Tabasco, Worcestershire and white pepper to the onions and simmer for 20 minutes (sauce can be made in advance).
- 7For the Joe (fish) heat a saucepan over medium high heat.
- 8When the pan is hot add the oil, pepper, and onion and cook until soft.
- 9Add the paprika and saute for 1 minute.
- 10Add the catfish and saute for 1 minute.
- 11Add the BBQ sauce and bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cook 6-7 minutes.
- 12Meanwhile, butter the buns and toast them on a hot skillet.
- 13Serving suggestion: pile potato chips and pickles on the buns for crunch and then pile them high with the catfish sloppy joe.
Nutritional Facts for Rick Moonen's Catfish Sloppy Joes
Serving Size: 1 (156 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 194.9
- Calories from Fat 113
- Total Fat 12.6 g
- Saturated Fat 1.8 g
- Cholesterol 13.3 mg
- Sodium 416.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 16.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
- Sugars 11.2 g
- Protein 5.6 g