Catfish and Shrimp Soup

  • Yield 8 servings

Prep time for this soup is just over an hour. A warm loaf of crusty bread goes great along side.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (28 ounce) tomatoes
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 whole bay leaf
4 cups water
1 cup dry white wine
1 -- (8 ounce) bottle clam juice
1/2 pound shelled medium shrimp
2 -- catfish fillets cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
-- Coriander or parsley for garnish
-- Lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In large soup pan, heat oil. Sauté onion and garlic until onions are transparent. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer 25 minutes.
  2. Add water, wine, and clam juice. Simmer uncovered 45 minutes.
  3. Add shrimp, catfish, salt, and pepper. Cook 10 minutes or until catfish flakes easily.
  4. Remove bay leaf. Garnish each serving with chopped coriander and lemon wedges.

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