Chorizo Crusted Catfish with Marinated Shrimp



  • Marinate shrimp with thyme, Tabasco, old bay, and dark toasted sesame oil.

  • With catfish skin-side down, place chorizo on flesh side of each fillet.

  • Wrap and place catfish in preheated 350°F oven. Bake until flaky.

  • Sauté garlic, peppers, onions, and celery till fragrant.

  • Make brown/black roux. Cool.

  • Add in tomato paste and brown.

  • Add in beef stock to deglaze. Add shrimp shells and simmer.

  • Add in roux slowly tempering first.

  • Add in Tabasco, Old Bay, thyme, garlic, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.

  • Cool until reduced by half, forming a thick like glaze.

  • Sauté shrimp.

  • Flour and sauté okra till golden brown.

  • Place a bed of okra on plate. Top with one piece of fish and 4 shrimps.

  • Drizzle with glaze, fresh thyme and lemon juice.