Catfish Stew

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  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/4 pounds catfish fillets, divided
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups peeled, diced potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce


  1. Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven until crisp and browned; drain on paper towels. Crumble and set aside, reserving drippings in pan.
  2. Sauté onion in bacon drippings until tender.
  3. Cut 1/4 pound fish into 1/2-inch squares, and add to sautéed onion. Stir in tomatoes, potatoes, water, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, thyme, and hot sauce. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Cut remaining fish into 1 1/2- inch pieces. Add to stew mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Stir in reserved bacon. Spoon into serving bowls, and serve immediately.
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