CREOLE CATFISH

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Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 lemon cut in slices 1 medium onion, chopped 1 large rib celery with leaves, chopped 1  medium green or red bell pepper, seeded, cubed 2  cloves garlic, minced 1 28-ounce can low-sodium whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced 1  tablespoon paprika 2  teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2  bay leaves, halved ½ teaspoon salt, optional ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled 3  to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
2 pounds catfish fillets

 Instructions

In large skillet over medium heat, preheat oil 2 minutes; add onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic. Cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add tomatoes with liquid, lemon slices, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, salt, thyme and pepper sauce; simmer, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes, or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

Add fish; spoon sauce over fish. Cover with Temp Tone control open; cook until tone sounds. Reduce heat to low, close control and cook 10 to 15 minutes, until fish Hakes easily when tested with a fork.