Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
24 min
15 min
9 min
3 to 4 servings


  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon crab boil seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 to 4 catfish fillets


Combine the milk, crab boil seasoning, pepper, salt, and onion in an electric skillet, cover, and bring to a simmer. Add the catfish to the liquid, spooning some of the liquid over the fillets.

Reduce the heat to low, around 140 to 145 degrees, cover the skillet, and poach for 6 to 9 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats

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