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Green Chile Catfish


The caramelization of the vegetables mellows the chiles, allowing the wonderful flavor to come through without an overwhelming "heat."

This is delicious served over rice, smothered in the sauce made by the chiles and onions.



  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat a heavy skillet (cast iron is great) to medium heat and coat with olive oil. Sauté garlic, onions and chilies until soft, about five minutes. Add butter, and allow vegetables to cook slowly, on low, slightly caramelizing. (ten minutes, or so.) Add liquid to cover vegetables at the end of this cooking time.
  3. Salt and pepper both sides of fish. Add to pan, fleshy side down. Place skillet in oven. Bake 10 to 15 minutes (or longer if necessary) until fish is cooked through, but not overdone.
  4. Adjust the number of filets and chiles according to the number of servings desired.

One filet and two chiles will serve one. Two filets and three chiles will serve two.


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