A Chance Meeting?
I have been searching lately for a good recipe for blackened fish, but you know how busy these days are. It’s time to gear up for the holidays. No extra time! Then a few weeks ago I crossed paths with a precious lady, Chris Korodi, from West Monroe, LA. It was one of those chance meetings that really had nothing to do with chance. A mutual friend had invited her to our neck of the woods where we had an opportunity to get acquainted. We shared a rich time of faith-filled encouragement. I appreciate pre destined, chance meetings.
Before we parted she stuck a bottle of seasoning in my hand and said, “Here!” I was delighted to see that it was some Louisiana Blackened Fish Seasoning made by her husband Chef Hans.
Well, I knew what I was having for supper that weekend. I picked up some catfish fillets at the store and was pleasantly surprised at the ease of preparing the blackened fish. After generously seasoning the fish fillets I added them to a heavy saucepan with a tablespoon of butter per fillet in it. This is according to the easy directions on the bottle.
After placing the fillets in the hot butter I blackened or browned them on both sides over high heat. Then, I turned down the heat to allow the fish to cook until they were done. Voila! The fish was done in a matter of minutes.
So easy and yes, so good! Very flavorful. I had taken out some frozen crawfish etouffee from the freezer, warmed it up and poured it over the fish. Of course, that just added another depth of flavor.
Later I used the same seasoning on some peeled shrimp that I had put on skewers. I grilled them over the stove on an oiled grill pan for about 3 minutes on each side. So yummy!
These dishes can be prepared for your holiday gatherings with ease. The shrimp skewers make great appetizers or toss the shrimp into a salad for a light meal. You can search louisianawomanblog.com for more recipes for your holiday cooking.
Check out Chef Hans Gourmet Seasonings at chefhansgourmetseasonings.com and place an order for the blackened fish seasonings and other items. They make great Christmas gifts.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25