This one I call my Catch of the Day Pasta, because it is good with anything you may catch. It’s basically a scampi style cook, put over pasta. It doesn’t matter if it’s blue gill, catfish, crawfish, shrimp, bass, squid, lobster… Anything tastes good cooked this way. The other day I went out fishing and only caught a small catfish and one large bluegill. So, I came home and made this. My kids and I loved it.
You need olive oil, butter, garlic, onlion, parsley, thyme (any other herbs you may want to add), mushrooms and white wine.
Start with about 2 tbsp of olive oil in a pan, when hot put in garlic and onion to start to sweat them. (add a pinch of salt to bring out the flavors)
add sliced mushrooms and sauté for a few minutes until the mushrooms are nice and soft.
add about 1/4 cup of wine and let simmer for just about 5 minutes
add your chopped herbs (here it is Parsley and Thyme)
Add a squeeze of lemon. I used about a 1/4 lemon.
Place your mushroom and wine mixture in the bottom of a baking dish. You are going to broil so I recommend using metal. Some glass and ceramic dishes can’t handle the heat from the broiler ( I learned this the hard way) Then place your fish (that has been filleted and cut into bite size pieces) over the top. Then place slices of butter over the top of the fish and season. Here I used Salt, pepper and a little cumin.
Boil some pasta of your choice and toss it in olive oil and fresh parsley.
Ready to pull out. When broiling you want to watch the fish closely. The element gets up to a very high temp and will quickly burn food, so watch it and when it is golden brown you can pull it out. This took about 8 minutes.
Place the fish and mushrooms over the pasta and spoon the juices from the pan over everything.
This was delicious!!! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!!!