Preparation / Directions:
In a deep skillet or Dutch oven mix the butter and flour together over low heat to form a roux (a thick, smooth, bubbly mixture). Add the onions, celery and garlic and sauté until tender. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, cayenne and water. Simmer covered for 20-30 minutes. Add fillets and cook until tender and flaky, 15-20 minutes. Serve on a bed of rice.
The amount of cayenne here is set for a mildly hot taste. It can be increased up to a full teaspoon for the full nuclear version! NOTES:
* Cajun Catfish -- Catfish courtbouillon (pronounced coo-be-yon) is a spicy fish dish served over rice.