This page may contain affiliate links. I receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase using my link. Here is a recipe for a delicious baked catfish called Catfish Allison!
Catfish Allison hails from the great southern state of Mississippi. I first read about this dish when I was researching what to cook for our movie night.
Movie Night - O Brother, Where Are Thou?
Sunday evenings we sit down to watch a film. I love to cook a meal on these movie nights that has something to do with the film we are watching. Usually either the setting of the movie, or food actually eaten or highlighted in the film can inspire the meal.
One recent film we watched was O Brother, Where Art Thou? It is a film by Joel and Ethan Coen, and stars George Clooney. Based on The Odyssey, by Homer, it turned out to be very funny and we enjoyed it greatly! The film is set in Mississippi, so that evening I decided to cook Catfish Allison for dinner.
The Crown Restaurant, Indianola Mississippi
Previously, I had assumed that all catfish consumed in Mississippi must be fried. Boy was I wrong! Catfish Allison, one of the most well known and loved dishes served at The Crown Restaurant, in Indianola, Mississippi, is poached, then topped with Allison Butter Sauce and then broiled. This sauce contains parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, Worcestershire, tabasco, and green onions. Sounds incredibly good doesn't it? 🙂
A Variation - Baked Catfish Allison
I opted to try a slight variation on this recipe, which calls for baking the catfish. This method of preparation worked well and I'm happy to say our family was very pleased with the dinner that night. 🙂
If you love catfish, you must try Catfish Allison! This dish is so easy to prepare, and absolutely delicious! I'm really looking forward to trying this again soon, and will opt for the poach then broil method the next time.
Serve with mashed potatoes or rice, and how about some green beans to go along with it?
Bring a taste of the Mississippi delta to your home soon with this awesome Catfish Allison dish!
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- 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup butter softened
- 3 green onions sliced
- ½ ts Worcestershire Sauce
- ½ ts Tabasco
- 4 6 oz catfish fillets US Farmed please! 🙂
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with non stick aluminum foil, or coat with thin layer of cooking spray.
- Combine all ingredients (except for the catfish) in a bowl.
- Place the fish on the baking sheet, and add salt and pepper to both sides. Cover the fish with the combined ingredient mixture.
- Bake 20-25 minutes, or until the fish is golden and flakes easily with a fork. Serve immediately.
Yummy recipe!!!! Thank you!!!
Hi Paula! I'm so very happy that you liked it! Thank you so much for trying it out and taking the time to comment! I appreciate you! Take care, Grace
I'm going to have to try this recipe. I actually know THE Allison for whom this recipe was named. I'm originally
from the MS delta and have visited the Crown several times. Never tried the Catfish Allison though!
Hi Michelle! My goodness how happy I am to receive your comments! Please if you do try this I would love to know your feedback and more info on how you know Allison! Thank you for taking the time to comment and all the very best to you!! Most Sincerely, Grace
Fantastic! Husband said it’s his new favorite for catfish…and he’s a fried fish kinda guy. So thankful!
Hi there! I can't tell you how happy this makes me feel! Thanks so very much for trying out this recipe and I'm over the moon that you and your husband liked it! All the best take care! Grace
Michael A. Watson
YUM YUM YUMMY!
I'M NOT GOING TO FRY MY
CATFISH AGAIN AND I HAVE YOU TO THANK.THATS THE BEST WAY I'VE EVER HAD CATFISH AND
AGAIN MM MM GOOD
Woo hoo Michael! I'm SO SO thrilled that you enjoyed Catfish prepared this way and I agree it's better than frying! Thanks so much for taking a chance on this recipe and taking the time to share your comments. Truly grateful and so happy! Thank you! Grace