Catfish stew

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds BACON,DICED
2 CLOVE GARLIC,MINCED
2 ONIONS, DICED (LARGE)
1 GREEN PEPPER, DICED (LARGE)
1 RED PEPPER, DICED (LARGE)
CRUSHED RED PEPPER FLAKES
8 ounces OKRA, SLICED
6 ounces TOMATO PASTE
2 pounds CATFISH,CUBED
Salt
Pepper
2½ cup DICED, CANNED TOMATOES
3 cups FISH STOCK

In a heavy bottomed soup pot, saute the bacon. As soon as it startes to brown add the onion and diced green & red pepper. Cook for about 5 min more. Add the diced tomatoes.

Cook 5 min. more. Add the okra and the fish stock bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

Cook till soup starts to thicken(tomato paste can be added at this point if desired).

Add the cubed catfish and simmer till fish is done. Season w/salt & pepper.

Pass the crushed red pepper flakes.

NOTE: to spice up the soup add tabasco,grn.red pepper. Can also add crab, shrimp, oysters, chicken. Went out fishing the other day and caught a few catfish too small to keep but this recipe came to mind. Its real good when made spicy and served with COLD beer. 04/29 11:17 Weird AL A.Green14 on Genie

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