Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cajun Butter

Last night was a very unusual night for us, no soccer games and no soccer practice. I plan our meals out the week before and usually have a back-up plan for a change in plans like last night; only I really didn't feel like making the back-up plan.

I was in the mood for fish and was able to get four really nice catfish fillets to make Broiled Catfish

My daughter asked if she could make cornbread and of course I said, "Of course!!!!!" She decided to make garlic butter to brush on top of the cornbread. While she was getting the butter and garlic out of the oven, we went to plan "B" and wound up with Cajun Butter.

Put 4 tablespoons of room temperature butter in a bowl, add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic and 1 teaspoon of Emeril's Essence (recipe at the bottom). Mix with a fork until thoroughly blended.

A word of warning here, this cute little bowl looks innocent and inviting. The inviting part is what I feel obligated to warn you about...this butter is addictive!

Emeril's Essence:

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme

Combine all ingredients thoroughly.


Maria said...

What a great way to spice up butter!

April said...

mmm, sounds delish!

gigi said...

I love Emeril's Essence! BAM! Thank you for sharing the recipe for Essence. I love that it's so easy.

Greg C said...

And the best part is no one else in my family would eat it so I would have it all to myself. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

How'd you make the catfish? I'm interested in that!

Love the butter, by the way!

Jenny said...

Perfect dinner. I use emeril's spice as well. Although I am lazy and just buy it already mixed together! Your catfish sounds great!!

Lisa said...

Yummy butter. It is so nice to have an activity free night.

Pam said...

This sounds great. I just picked up some tilapia and I bet this butter would be great on it.

Debbie said...

Sounds wonderful and different!

Prudy said...

So did you brusht that on top of your cornbread and serve it with the cornbread too? It sounds wonderful! I think I'd love it as a pan sauce for the fish too.