You Will Need:
1 large foil roasting bag
2 lbs. fresh whole catfish (if frozen, defrost thoroughly in fridge before using – ensure there are no ice crystals in the inner cavity)
2 Cups canned peach halves, quartered
1 Cup saltless butter, softened
1 Tbsp. lime zest
1 Tbsp. tomato ketchup
1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
parsley sprigs to garnish
Preheat oven to 375. Grease inside of roasting bag and put it on a heatproof cookie sheet.
Using a food processor, blend butter, lime zest, tomato ketchup, cilantro, parsley, shallot and black pepper for about 3 minutes using the pulse button. Do not over do. The butter should be speckled with the herbs.
Spoon the butter onto a plate and allow to set. Cut butter into 1/4 inch chunks. Set aside.
Rinse catfish. Place fish inside the roasting bag and top with the peaches and chunks of butter. Carefully roll up the bag opening in the direction of the top of the bag to keep in the heat, prevent the juices from leaking and to ensure a good blending of flavors.
Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, or, if using a barbecue, follow the barbecue’s manual directions for foil baking fish according to weight. Serve hot garnished with parsley sprigs.