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Pompano & Whiting Courtbouillon

I took a pompano and a few whiting fillets and made a court bouillon with them
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Green pepper 2 Large, chopped finely
  Onion 2 Large, chopped finely
  Celery 1 Bunch (100 gm), cleaned and finely chopped (only the stalks)
  Shallots 1 Bunch (100 gm), chopped finely
  Garlic clove 4 Medium, peeled, finely chopped
  Tomato puree 2 Can (20 oz) (large)
  Tomato paste 1 Can (10 oz) (diluted with a little water)
  Roux 1 Tablespoon (Tony Chachere’s Creole instant roux mix)
  Fish stock 2 Cup (32 tbs) (made from fish heads and fish bones)
  Fish filet 2 Pound (pompano and whiting)
  Cajun spice 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)

1. To make the fish stock, fill a pan with 3 cups of water and add the fish heads and bones.
2. Simmer the stock for 20 minutes.
3. Marinate the fish fillets in the Cajun spice seasoning.

4. In a large stew pot, heat the olive oil.
5. Add the chopped vegetables and garlic to the oil and sweat them until soft.
6. Cover the pot and simmer them until tender. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
7. Empty in the tomato puree and tomato paste diluted with water and stir well.
8. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for almost 30 minutes.
9. Add the roux mix and simmer for another 2 minutes until it begins to thicken.
10. Add fish stock, about 6 to 8 tablespoons or until you get your desired consistency of broth.
11. Taste and adjust the seasoning if required.
12. Allow the court bouillon to come to a boil then add the marinated fish fillets.
13. Cover and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until the fish is tender. Do not stir vigorously.

14. Serve the fish and broth over cooked brown rice in a bowl.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Fish Fillet
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 316 Calories from Fat 37

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.2%

Saturated Fat 1.6 g8.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 24.4 mg8.1%

Sodium 1015.7 mg42.3%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g18.9%

Dietary Fiber 6.5 g26%

Sugars 17.1 g

Protein 15 g30.7%

Vitamin A 25.6% Vitamin C 98.7%

Calcium 8.6% Iron 22.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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