Catfish Soup ( Caldo De Bagre )
- 1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat and cook the onion, stirring frequently, until it begins to brown, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and tomatoes. Cook, stirring, until the tomato juices are reduced, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the broth, carrots, celery, serrano chiles, bay leaves, oregano, and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, 12 to 14 minutes.
- 2. Remove the serrano chiles and bay leaves from the soup. Add the fish, cilantro, and salt. Cook until the fish is opaque inside, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve the soup hot with lime wedges.