French Quarter Catfish
Recipe type: Freshwater Fish
Serves: 24
  • 24 catfish fillets
  • 1 Quart white wine
  • 1 Cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons thyme
  • 3/4 Cup butter, butter, bacon fat
  • 1 paprika
  • Louisiana Epicure's Sauce:
  • 2 Quarts heavy cream, whipped
  • 2 Cups mayonnaise
  • 1 Cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Dijon mustard (or to taste)
  • 1/2 Cup horseradish, prepared
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  1. LOUISIANA EPICURE'S SAUCE 1. Thaw frozen fish according to package directions.
  2. Blend wine, oil and thyme in large non-aluminum bowl or dish; marinate catfish in mixture 4 hours.
  3. Remove catfish and drain.
  4. Place fillets on baking sheets; dot with butter and sprinkle with paprika.
  5. Either broil until fish is brown, sizzling and flakes easily (time depends on heat of broiler), or bake in preheated 350 degrees F. oven 30 minutes, or until fish flakes.
  6. Serve with Louisiana Epicure's Sauce.
  7. LOUISIANA EPICURE'S SAUCE 1. Combine all ingredients; store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  8. Just before serving fish, spread 1/4 cup sauce on each fillet; pass under broiler.
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