This French inspired dish is Tony's favorite! Well, he has lots of favorites....but this one is truly one he craves! We are serving it this week as our Special at The Crown. The Special changes every week...main dishes, or salads or sandwiches....all delicious!
This butter is a French Brown (or Black) butter, ladeled over a poached fillet of US Farm-raised Catfish and broiled until it is bubbling. Then finished with toasted almonds and fresh lemon! Fresh, rich...just so good. And the recipe is simple!
Take a stick of butter (NO SUBSTITUTES) and put in a heavy pan. Melt the butter and watch it begin to brown...the milk solids are browning and that gives the butter the unique flavor! I like to get it VERY brown...nearly black...but it's tricky not to actually burn it! When it is the color you want, very carefully pour the juice of a lemon into the bubbling butter and turn off the heat. Stand back because it will foam up and splatter at times...just go slowly and be careful! That is all there is to making the butter! It will keep in the fridge for weeks so you don't have to use it all quickly!
I use the butter on asparagus, broccoli, poached chicken breasts.....Just a simple but utterly delicious way to have a meal quickly that will impress your family or guests! Especially quick if you have the butter already made in the fridge! The US Farm-raised Catfish fillets are perfect with the butter. The catfish is mild, sweet, firm and takes on the butter flavor with perfection! Try it yourself at home....or come by The Crown Restaurant in downtown Indianola, Mississippi and let us cook it for you this week. (By the way....if I am in the kitchen...you can have it ALMOST anytime you ask for it!)
We serve lunch from 11 to 2:00 Tuesday thru Saturday and would love to feed you as well as give you lots of back roads ideas to enjoy more of the MIssissippi Delta and the music you'll find here! Of course, we will make sure you know about the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center that is just four blocks away. Let us know at 662-887-4522 that you are coming and we'll be sure you have a table when you get there. UMMM.....can't decide WHAT to have next week as the Special....