We have mosquitoes.
We have lots of humidity.
We have long spells of very dry weather.

That is living in the Deep South. But we also have some of the best seafood around. Fresh from the gulf. Available on a daily basis. (Well, until now, maybe….)

We also have catfish. And while we may not corner the market anymore because of all the catfish farms around it is still plentiful and delicious. If you put the two together you can come up with some delicious entrees.

    Pan Fried Fish with Crabmeat Sauce

I used catfish fillets but you could use any good solid fish – cod, halibut, haddock, etc. I prefer the taste of catfish.
Take the fillets and season WELL. Salt, pepper, seasoned salt. Whatever suits your fancy.
Dip the fillets in seasoned fry mix. {I make my own – 1 cup flour, 2 cups cornmeal, seasoning mix to taste}.
And pan fry in shallow oil until fish is flaky and golden brown.
Set aside and keep warm.

    Crabmeat Sauce

4 – 6 ounces crabmeat, flaked
2 Tbl butter
2 Tbl Ffour
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 Tsp fresh minced parsley
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 cup light cream or half and half
parsley and green onions for garnish

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
Stir in flour until smooth and bubbly.
Add the green onions, parsley, salt and pepper.
Slowly stir in cream or half and half
continue cooking, stirring constantly, unti thickened.
Add the crabmeat and leave on heat until heated through.
Arrange fish on a platter and trope with crab sauce.
Garnish with parsley and green onions.

You could also oven ‘fry’ the fish is you like. But since this is pan fried, there is NOT a lot of oil involved.

Hope you enjoy it as much as me did.