Mulate's restaurant in New, Orleans takes a novel approach with jambalaya, utilizing catfish as the main ingredient. The recipe is quite easy. Try this out for your next Mardi Gras party, and you will surely get praise for being unique and creative. This recipe came from Sam's Club, October, 2008, courtesy of Mulate's Restaurant. You can also use the blackened salmon filets from Sam's Club in place of the catfish. Edited 6-5-09: The original recipe does call for 1/2 pound (2 sticks) of butter, but that is WAY too much IMO. I have cut the amount in half to 1/2 cup (1 stick).
- Put all ingredients except catfish into a saucepan and cook until the mixture begins to turn light brown. Season with salt & pepper while cooking.
- Add catfish and cook 15-20 minutes longer. Mix with cooked rice and freshly chopped green onion tops. Serve hot.