Southern Catfish Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 pound catfish fillets
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes
  • 2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme

Instructions

  1. Wash the catfish fillets and cut them into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Fry the bacon for 2 to 3 minutes in a large, heavy saucepan.
  3. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook until tender.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the fish and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Correct the seasonings if necessary and serve hot with cornbread.

Makes 6 servings.