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Recipe Name: Casserole of Catfish Jean Lafitte Servings: 6
4 5-7 oz. catfish fillets
1 cup melted butter or margarine
1 1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup diced celery
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
3/4 cup dry cooking sherry
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup diced red pimentos
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Salt and cayenne pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 F. Season fish fillets with salt and pepper; set aside. In a 12" sauté pan, melt butter, when hot add green onions, celery and mushrooms. Sauté until wilted, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Add sherry, blend well into mixture. Place catfish fillets on top of seasonings in sauté pan and cook approximately 5 minutes, do not overturn. Remove fillets to 8 by 11" baking pan and keep warm. Add cream to sauté 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.
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