Catfish and Shrimp Soup

  • Yield: 8 servings


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


  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.