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                                CATFISH STEW
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Seafood
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   lb           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       oz           OKRA, SLICED
    6       oz           TOMATO PASTE
    2       lb           CATFISH,CUBED
    2 1/2   c            DICED, CANNED TOMATOES
    3       c            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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