Credit: Charles Walton; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill

Recipe Summary

4 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together eggs and milk.

  • Combine flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge fillets in flour mixture; dip in milk mixture, and dredge again in flour mixture.

  • Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 360°. Fry fillets 6 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels. Keep warm.

  • Peel shrimp, and remove veins,if desired.

  • Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat; add shrimp and minced garlic, and cook, stirring often, until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp, reserving drippings in skillet.

  • Stir vermouth into reserved pan drippings; bring mixture to a boil, and cook 1 minute. Add whipping cream, 2 tablespoons green onions, lemon juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1 to 2 teaspoons ground red pepper; cook, stirring often, 12 to 15 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

  • Place catfish on a serving plate; drizzle with sauce. Top with shrimp and ham; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons green onions, and garnish, if desired.