My hubby brought home some grouper for us, so I wanted to try a different fish recipe than my regular breaded and baked, or sauteed in olive oil, lemon and herbs. I started looking through a Mississippi seafood cookbook that my sis picked up for me, and came across a recipe using fish and a Cajun cream cheese sauce. Hmmm. So I have a few tubs of Kraft Philadelphia's newest product Cooking Creme left in my fridge, sent to me from the lovely folks at Kraft. It's like pourable cream cheese, and comes in 4 varieties: Original, Garlic, Santa Fe, and Italian Cheese & Herb. It is full of flavor and is actually not too hazardous...a 1/4 cup serving of the Original contains 110 calories and 80 fat calories. Decided to use it and put my own spin on the recipe.
So my finished product was a delicious Cajun Creme Grouper, recipe below. The cookbook I used included blue crabmeat in the sauce, but that was the only ingredient I didn't have on hand. It still tasted great though! My worst critic, Bugs (my 13 month-old son) even loved it. I put the sauce on a tiapia fillet for him and he ate it right up. I thought it would be too spicy for him, but mama feared wrong!
CAJUN CREME GROUPER
6 Grouper fillets
salt and pepper
3 tbsp butter
1/2 medium white onion, chopped
2 bunches of green onions, chopped
1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
10 oz tub Philadelphia Cooking Creme
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp white pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Season fish fillets with salt and pepper. Lay out on baking sheet greased with 1 tbsp of the butter. Bake until white and flaky, about 20 minutes.
3. Saute onion, green onions and parsley over medium heat in remaining 2 tbsp of the butter for about 4 minutes. Add cooking creme, and stir for about a minute. Add garlic powder, paprika, thyme, cayenne pepper, and white pepper to sauce, and let cook for about 3 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Remove fish from oven and pour sauce over fillets. Switch oven to Broil and put fish back in, until sauce is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Serve over rice or vegetables.