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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? 🙂
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!
- 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 3 green onions sliced
- 1/2 ts Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 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.