Blackened Catfish with Crawfish Étouffée

by Jenn on April 18, 2009

in Gluten Free,Seafood


My husband is in NOLA right now on a business trip, and talking about yummy cajun food reminded me of my trip to Mississippi for work a couple of years ago.  One of my favorite meals that I ate in MS was “blackened catfish with crawfish étouffée”.  Like I said, the food, even in rural MS, just rocked.  So tonight is my attempt at recreating the dish.  I used this recipe from Louisianna Cookin‘ as a base to start from, but was absolutely horrified at the amount of butter involved.  I attempted to create a dish that was not quite so artery clogging.  Also, the étouffée recipe makes at least 4 servings, so you can cut it in half (I listed a half recipe here), or just have lots of étouffée leftovers to eat over rice!