Hosting a Fish Fry

There is almost no party that I love to host more than a fish fry.
My husband really loves to fish and usually I try to be a good, healthy cook and grill it or bake it,
but every so often you really need a good piece of fried fish.
There's nothing like it.

This time we were very fortunate that we had a ton of white perch--so good and mild,
catfish, and shrimp.

We also made fries and hushpuppies 
and served all of this with creole tartar sauce and homemade spicy cocktail sauce.

Add a few cocktails and some ice cold beer, and you have
the perfect party!!

 I didn't do anything particularly special to the fish or shrimp.
I used Louisiana Fish Fry, cajun and lemon seasonings.
You just about can't get much better.

What I did make especially for this party were some delicious hushpuppies ( I got this recipe from my friend Greg a few years ago and they are so delicious) and creole tartar sauce, and will share with you today.

Greg's Hushpuppies

1/2 to 2/3 can of cream style corn
3/4 cup self-rising flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg
few drops of Tobasco
2 green onions, chopped
1 jalapeƱo pepper, minced

Heat oil to 375 degrees.  Combine all ingredients and drop by tablespoonfuls into the hot grease.  Fry  until they are golden brown.  Make sure to flip them at least once.

Creole Tartar Sauce

1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon creole mustard
1 tablespoon green onion, chopped
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons capers
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
few shakes of Tobasco

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and chill for at least 1 hour prior to serving.


1 comment :

  1. OMG! Everything looks delicious!!! Since I am vegan I don't eat fish anymore HOWEVER, I was thinking that for Easter dinner I would treat myself to halibut steak. I went to the supermarket to get some yesterday. The supermarket did not have any halibut, but they did have wild caught salmon. I just couldn't buy it though. Seafood was one of my great loves before I became vegan, so I thought I would have such a grand time shopping for some fish for Easter. As it turns out I no longer have the feel or desire to eat fish. That realization didn't come until I was actually in the store and in the seafood department.

    I love reading your posts about food even when it is something I don't eat anymore. :-)


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