We saw this made on a TV show, Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I can’t find a recipe from the show, the search function is not good at all at their site and I’ve tried before to find another recipe with no success. I subbed tilapia for the flounder they used but it’s pretty much the same, otherwise.
I made some polenta for the first time, ever. Pretty simple, stir cornmeal into salted boiling water, lower the heat and stir for about 15 minutes, then add butter. I remember my mother making “mush” for my dad but she was pretty dismissive of it, saying it was something “them boys from the bottoms ate”. I guess her attitude rubbed off on me. Shame, that.
Grill the sliced polenta in olive oil, lay a piece of blackened fish atop that, spoon on the sauce, add a few sauteed vegetables and there you go.
The sauce? It was a gumbo in all but name. Make a roux, stir in the trinity, season with Creole spices, add stock and simmer for a while, then add the crawfish tails and shrimp right at the end. I made this thicker than I would as a gumbo, add more stock and some okra and it would be great over rice.