Chat Du Lac (Cajun Catfish Fillets)

Course : Cajun
Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

6 fillets catfish fillets -- (about 2lb)
5 tablespoons butter or margarine -- softened
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 pound mushrooms -- thinly sliced (2cu
1 teaspoon salt to taste
1 teaspoon black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons flour -- all-purpose
1/2 cup milk
1/2 medium juice of lemon
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese -- fresh grated
2 tablespoons parsley -- finely chopped
 

Preparation / Directions:

1. Thaw frozen fish according to package directions. 2. Rub rectangular baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter. 3. Pat fillets dry; arrange in dish in one layer. 4. Add wine; scatter mushrooms over fish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 5. Bake in preheated 400F oven 10 minutes. 6. Meanwhile, melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter in saucepan; add flour, stirring with whisk. 7. Add milk, stirring; when blended and smooth, remove from heat. 8. Pour liquid from baked fish into saucepan, stirring; bring to a boil and cook, stirring often, about 5 minutes. 9. Stir in lemon juice; pour sauce over fish and bake 10 minutes longer. 10. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley; serve hot. NOTE: Recipe compliments of Craig Claiborne and Trilby's Restaurant of Ocean Springs, Mississippi


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