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TGIF!!! Yep, I said Friday and for some that means a limited menu during Lent. Have no fear.. Totally Nawlins to the rescue!!!

Last updated 5 years ago

For the million of Catholics in the US, Friday during lent means the can opener might get some use on that can of tuna, McDonald's might be serving you a fish filet sandwich or you just become a vegetarian for the day... BORING!!!  You are in luck, cause Totally Nawlins is here to add a little spicy Nawlins flare to your Lenten season.  Try this recipe courtesy of Zatarain's, A New Orleans Tradition since 1889.  


· 6 catfish fillets (8oz. each)

· Pepper to taste

· Hot pepper sauce to taste

· 1 Gallon ice water

· Oil for deep frying

· 1 Cup milk

· 3 Tbsp. Zatarain’s Creole Mustard or other spicy brown mustard

· Juice of one lemon

· Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish-Fry


1. In a mixing bowl, season catfish filelts with pepper and pepper sauce. Place fillets in ice water and marinate 30 minutes.

2. In a large Dutch oven or Fry Daddy, place enough oil to deep fry fish. The oil should cover the fish by approximately 1-2 inches. Preheat oil to 375°F.

3. In another mixing bowl, blend milk, Zatarain’s Creole Mustard and lemon juice. Place fish in Creole mustard batter, then in Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish-Fri, and deep fry until golden brown, approximately 4 minutes.

Makes 6 servings.


For the seasonings, spice blends, and sauces to make your Cajun cooking absolutely perfect, check out the online store of Totally Nawlins. We stock ingredients that you can only find in Louisiana stores and ship them across the nation so you can always bring the spirit of Cajun culture to your kitchen. Shop with us online or call us at (985) 377-9253.

  • Zatarain's Seasoned Fish Fry
  • Zatarain's Creole Mustard

A Little Bit About Zatarain's:

No conversation about the vibrant city of New Orleans would be complete without talking about the succulent seafood dishes and distinctive flavor of New Orleans–style cuisine. At the heart of all this delicious discussion would surely be the name Zatarain's. That's because Zatarain's has been an important part of New Orleans–style cooking for more than 100 years and a key ingredient in the city's rich cultural heritage.

The tradition for making such amazing food was started well before the turn of the century by a man named Emile A. Zatarain, Sr. In 1889, he obtained the company's first product trademark and started to market root beer. Shortly after, he began to produce mustards, pickled vegetables, and extracts. As the business grew, so did the demand for a broader range of products. Through their expertise in blending spices, the company established a reputation for making only the most authentic New Orleans–style food. In 1963, the Zatarain family sold the business and it was relocated to Gretna, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans.

Today, Zatarain's is the nation's leading maker of New Orleans–style foods, priding itself on great taste, high quality and a devotion to the city’s cuisine. Since 1889, Zatarain's has been the authority on the fun and flavor of New Orleans.


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