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Jambalaya with Catfish Recipe

My family owns a catfish processing plant. This colorful, zippy main dish is a great favorite of ours.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1 pound catfish fillets, cubed
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice


  • 1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, saute onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in butter until tender, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, cayenne and salt if desired; bring to a boil. Add catfish. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 recipe equals 356 calories, 13 g fat (0 saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 428 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 2-1/2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

"I used catfish nuggets. Turned out flavorful and tender. Great warmed up in microwave."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.