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I found this dish on my local news website and it sounded so good I made it that night for supper. You can make this into a one dish meal by stirring instant rice into the mixture after the fish is done(this is how I prepared it) or you can prepare the rice separately and serve the mixture over rice. I loved it!
- Combine tomatoes, onion, bouillon, seasoning and garlic. Next, season the catfish pieces with some cajun seasoning and sear in a skillet. DO NOT cook the fish all the way through. Cook just until outside is slightly browned. This adds color and flavor.
- Add seared catfish to the mixture in the saucepan and heat to boiling, reduce heat, cover and cook for approximately 10 minutes or until fish is done.
- Add hot sauce and pepper to taste.
- At this point you need to decide whether you want to make this a one dish meal or not. You can add instant rice to the heated mixture and let it set until moisture is absorbed. (If mixture gets too thick you can always dissolve another bouillon cube and add it.) or you can serve it over a bed of 'real' rice.
This is a great base recipe. I use tilapia and diced canned tomatoes. Sometimes I will use real onion and garlic instead of the dried. Also, I increase the seasoning.