Working in an industry where the welfare of so many countless people is reliant in a large part upon me is very stressful at times. Then when you add in the fact that so much of my work scope is out of my control I ended up pulling up to my house ever day in more disarray a fish as it’s pulled out of water with a hook in its mouth. So where do I go to get myself back from chaos to order? Well if you’re reading this I am sure that you know the answer to that but I’ll answer it anyway… My kitchen.
After a long day at work I am often exhausted and not in the mood to cook. On days such as those simple recipes are where I tend to go and this recipe happens to be one of them.
All you need is some good fish filets. In this case I am using catfish. I don’t think there is a better bang for your buck than catfish. In this case I am using fair raised fish. You typically won’t find wild caught catfish in your local grocery store.
And some garlic parmesan butter. Just a little tip; sit the butter out for 10 minutes or so to let it soften. This will make it much easier for you to mix.
I always set aside a couple of spoonfuls of the garlic butter to put on top of the fish when it comes out of the oven. You can never have too much of it!
About ten minutes of cook time later and you end up a pan of goodness. Which I must admit is quite amazing! Don’t take my word for it though; try the recipe out yourself.
Yield 4 servings
- 4 fish filets
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped (Or dry parsley flakes)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tbsp Creole mustard
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 parmesan cheese, grated
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Olive oil
- Preheat oven to 450° F.
- In a medium mixing bowl sit butter out to allow it to soften. Or microwave butter for 10-20 seconds; depending on your microwave. (If you choose to microwave be careful not to over cook)
- Mix parsley, garlic, Creole mustard, flour, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper and into butter.
- Heat 1-2 tbsp olive oil in a heavy pan or skillet over medium heat.
- Season filets on both sides with salt and pepper and add to pan.
- Add filets to pan and cook for 2-4 minutes; depending on the thickness of your fish. You want to cook your filets about 75% of the way through. Flip filets and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Add a generous spoonful of butter mixture to the top of each of the filets and place pan in the oven.
- Cook fish in the oven for 1-2 minutes; or until butter begins to brown a bit.
- Remove from oven and add additional butter mixture
As always thank you for taking a few moments from your day to read over this and I hope that you are able to try this recipe sometime and that you enjoy it. Feedback and comments are always welcome and appreciated.
Have a blessed day,