Casserole of catfish jean lafitte

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 5-7 oz. catfish fillets
1 cup Melted butter; or margarine
1½ cup Green onions; chopped
½ cup Celery; diced
2 cups Fresh mushrooms; sliced
¾ cup Dry sherry
1 cup Heavy whipping cream
¼ cup Pimientos; diced
¾ cup Grated parmesan cheese
½ cup Pecans; chopped
Salt; to taste
Cayenne pepper; to taste

Preheat oven to 400 F. Season fish fillets with salt and pepper; set aside. In a 12" saute pan, melt butter, when hot add green onions, celery and mushrooms. Saute until wilted, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Add sherry, blend well into mixture. Place catfish fillets on top of seasonings in saute pan and cook approximately 5 minutes, do not overturn. Remove fillets to 8 by 11" baking pan and keep warm.

Add cream to saute pan, blend well. Season to taste using salt and pepper and cook approximately 5 minutes or until mixture is well thickened. Pour sauce over catfish fillets, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and red pimentos and place in oven until cheese is brown and fish is cooked. Approximately 10 minutes. Serve at once.

Serves 6.

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