Okay, so this is a terrible picture but trust me, the food was good!
The inspiration for the fish came from another blogger but you know I don’t follow directions well when it comes to recipes – I have to add my own touch. I also don’t measure but I’ll try to give you a rough idea of how I made this.
- Place fish fillets (thawed) on a baking sheet. (I put a little olive oil on the pan to prevent sticking.) Tonight I used catfish because that was the best fish I could locate in our little town but any white fish would work.
- Put a couple of spoons full of ranch dressing on each piece of fish, and then sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning.
- Bake at 350 degrees until done. These were rather thick pieces of fish so it took about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare the sauce:
- Melt about a tablespoon of butter in a saucepan.
- When sizzling, add some chopped green onions and cook a bit.
- Slowly pour in enough half and half (or cream if you want to throw caution to the wind) to make the quantity of sauce you’ll need to top each portion of fish. Yeah, I know, that’s really specific. 😉
- Add a couple of generous squirts of ketchup.
- Season with Creole seasoning (or a pinch of cayenne) and more Old Bay seasoning.
- Simmer gently while stirring often until thickened.
- Place cooked rice on plate, top with a cooked fish fillet and pour sauce over the top.
Tonight I served this with fresh green beans from the farmers market, a tossed green salad, and “frosted cauliflower”. I’ll share the cauliflower recipe another day.
So, what should I name this fish dish? Any ideas?