1 cup wild rice mix 4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1 onion, chopped 1 cup chopped celery 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 cup butter 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 5 cups chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 pounds catfish, diced 2 cups half and half 1/4 cup sherry 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Place wild rice mix in a colander andrinse under running water; drain. In a medium saucepan, bringwater and salt to a boil; add the rice. Return to a boil, reducethe heat, cover, and simmer for 45 to 55 minutes, or until therice is tender; drain.
Meanwhile, in a large kettle, cook choppedonion, chopped celery, and crushed garlic cloves in butter untiltender. Stir in flour. Add chicken broth, salt, curry powder,and pepper. Bring to a boil. Add diced catfish. Return to a boil,reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until thefish flakes easily. Stir in the cooked wild rice mix, half-and-half,sherry, and red pepper flakes. Heat through.
Makes 6 servings.
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