A Louisiana Courtbouillon (COO-be-yahn) is completely different than the French Court-bouillon, which is an aromatic liquor or stock used as a cooking liquid. The Louisiana Courtbouillon, which is most definetely a Cajun creation, is a thick, rich fish stew, brimming with Acadian flavors. There is a Creole style Courtbouillon as well, which is Whole Fish, usually Redfish, stuffed with aromatics, topped with lemon slices, then braised in Creole Sauce. Here is my recipe for the Creole Catfish Courtbouillon which is a handed down family heirloom recipe from my grandmother (Dorothy)
Toss the Catfish with the Creole Seasoning and keep in the refrigerator.
Heat the bacon drippings over medium heat, add the trinity (onions, celery, bell pepper) and saute until slightly wilted. Add the tomatoes and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Cover with the stock by 1/2 inch, add bay leaves, thyme, garlic and a small amount of seasonings, bring to a boil; Add the Dark Roux, cook stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Lower to a simmer, simmer about 20 minutes. Stir in the hot sauce, Worcestershire, Peychaud’s, parsley, 1/2 of the green onions, Catfish and the lemon slices. Simmer for 30-45 minutes. If the Courtbouillon gets a little too thick add a touch of stock or water, the consistency should be stewlike, not watery. Be careful when stirring the pot not to break up the Catfish.
Adjust the seasonings if necessary, remove the bay leaf and lemon slices. Serve over boiled rice and top with the remaining green onions.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (222g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 64 (53%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 7.1g||9 %|
|Saturated Fat 2.7g||13 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1g|
|Cholesterol 6.1mg||2 %|
|Sodium 209.4mg||7 %|
|Potassium 500.7mg||13 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 15.6g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4.6g||18 %|
|Sugars, other 11.1g|
|Protein 2.5g||4 %|
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Calories per serving: 120
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