Catfish Bisque

"This is my version of a lobster bisque. My Family can not have shellfish, so I switched it to catfish. Might be good with another kind of fish."
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  • In a large soup pan.
  • Add the olive oil, garlic, onions and celery.
  • Saute until onions are translucent.
  • Add in the rest of the vegetables and 2 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Then turn down the heat and let simmer.
  • Flour the catfish lightly and brown in a skillet in a little of the olive oil. Set aside.
  • Add 2 Tbsp of flour to a little of the evaporated milk.
  • Pour into the vegetables and stir.
  • Then add the rest of the milk and the catfish.
  • Add in the nutmeg.
  • Continue simmering for about 20 minutes.

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  1. Calamity-Kate
    I'm not sure if this recipe produces what is naturally a very mild bisque, or if the quality of our ingredients wasn't as good as it could have been, but we ended up adding 1/8 of a cup of brandy, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and a bay leaf to liven it up a bit, extending the cooking time for thickening purposes. The potatoes soak up the flavour really nicely and I would make this even without the catfish.
  2. Alex Salzmann
    Delicous! My only suggestion is to make sure you stir often while it is simmering. Also, I would rather chop the potatoes instead of dicing. Otherwise, this was just delicous. Reminded me very much of clam chowder, creamy and yummie.
  3. KissMyTiara
    I did not use a catfish...I used something else but I forget what!! Everything else I did to the letter. I thought it was very good, I'm a big fan of lobster bisque. I'm not sure why the other person only left 3 stars if she thought it was great. Anyway, this is a less exspensive way to make bisque. Thanks!
  4. Mary Anne from Kans
    I tried this with the vegetables I had on hand - I left out the beans and okra and used a little bit of zucchini. It turned out great, even according to a couple of construction workers. I'm going to try it without browning the catfish next time.


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