Mediterranean Catfish

"Here's a wonderful recipe from the Catfish Institute! I know... you can't get much better than fried catfish. But, if you're wanting something different, or maybe you're trying to cut back on the fried foods, give this recipe a try. You won't be sorry! For those who like it hot, substitute Ro*Tel Tomatoes for diced tomatoes."
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  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add bell pepper, onion and garlic, and saute for 2-3 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  • Add chicken broth, tomatoes, oregano, basil and black pepper; bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Place catfish fillets in the sauce, cover, and simmer for 7-9 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Individual fillets with sauce may be served over a bed of cooked rice.
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  1. pingpong1218
    This is an absolutely amazing recipe! I followed the it exactly and don't really think there's any way to improve it. You can still taste the catfish very well but it mellows the flavor out a little so my family Thanks!
  2. JacisMoM
    Very easy! Family really liked it!! I added a tablespoon of creole seasoning and used stewed tomatoes(had them in the cabinet) and it turned out great! Will cook this again!!
  3. Jersey Strong Girl
    Super easy to make! At first glance it seems a little complicated, but in reality it's simple. I used 2 bell peppers, one green and one yellow, so the dish came out looking beautiful with those colors and the red of the tomatoes. I will definitely make this again for my fiance.
  4. Fancy Chef
    This recipe is easy to follow and the ending result tastes great. We did not have basil or oregeno, so we substituted with cajun spices. This is one to try again, but next time we will use a little more spice to bring out the flavor.
  5. No MSG
    As PepperA said, this recipe is a good alternative to fried catfish. We caught a lot of fish in the bay and had already fried some, so I was looking for something different. I was out of bell pepper and substituted green chiles. I also used fresh tomatoes from the farmer's market. Even with the chiles and added salt, I found the dish a bit bland, as did my husband. I will cook it again next time I go bay fishing and try to jazz it up a little (maybe some cajun seasoning?).

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