Essentially, this is a rice pilaf that I have modified ever-so-slightly to be used as a stuffing for a small roasting chicken. The type of nuts, mushroom, and herbs can be varied in any number of ways.
Catfish fillets are coated with a spicy seasoning mix, and pan-fried outdoors in a hot cast-iron skillet for an authentically Cajun main dish that's done in only a few minutes. Watch out, though, the smoke is intense.
This bread demands a delicate, tricky process that will give you a uniquely delicious result. Starter is made from salt, cornmeal and sugar in milk, which can easily take a full day before the breadmaking commences.
Mussels are topped with a rich curry butter, sealed in foil packets, and grilled until done in this terrific recipe. They're so delicious! I serve these as an appetizer with warm, crusty bread for dunking followed by a big green salad topped with grilled chicken or shrimp for an easy summertime meal.