Everyday Mom's Meals: Mr. Pete's Day Two {Review and Giveaway}

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mr. Pete's Day Two {Review and Giveaway}

Yesterday I shared w/ you a fantastic new casserole, w/ just the right amount of "zip" in flavor due to a great new product I have in my kitchen, Cajun Seasoning by Mr. Pete's Cajun Spices. Today I'm sharing another recipe and product w/ you, and this one was something my "boys" could not stop talking about! We love to fish as a family, and usually even during the winter months have a supply of  "fresh" frozen fish in our freezer. Plus, usually once a year we get together w/ Adam's family and have a huge fish fry w/ all the trimmings. When we have that annual throw down, Adam is in charge of frying and he uses a Louisiana type breading we found at Walmart a few years ago. Adam loves fried catfish and was first introduced to it "Cajun" style many years ago while visiting his aunt in New Orleans. This breading reminded him of that, and since it's been the "chosen" one for our fish fry. Me? I prefer battered fish to breaded; and more specifically, beer battered! So imagine my excitement when I discovered the Cajun Fish Fry breading Mr. Pete's was providing me w/ could also be turned into a beer batter! (Our stand by from Walmart couldn't do that!!) I wouldn't have even thought of doing it, except I was browsing their recipe section on their website and found that I could! This was something we could all enjoy b/c it combined our favorite things about our regular fish. Adam and Alex got the kick they enjoy from the Cajun Seasoning and I got a crispy, golden battered coating. This batter was different than any I've ever used before in that it was thick! When I coated the fish and transferred it to the hot oil I didn't have the usual "drip drip" along the way. It adhered to the fish and fried to a golden finish, w/o any falling off. If you are looking for a new and flavorful way to prepare fish for your family, please visit Mr. Pete's Cajun Spices today and take a look around. Or, better yet, check out yesterday's post for a chance to try their products in your very own home!

Cajun Beer Battered Fish
3 lbs. fish (I used bass, catfish and flounder)
1 16 oz. bag Mr. Pete's Cajun Fish Fry
16 oz. beer
Vegetable oil for frying

Dry fish w/ paper towels. In an electric skillet, heat oil to 350. Dip fish fillets in batter and let any excess fall off. Fry in hot oil for3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

For a chance to win the Mr. Pete's Cajun Seasoning prize package, click here.

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