Spicy Poached Catfish

    30 minutes

    A rich and spicy broth is made from tomatoes, chicken stock, onion, garlic, oregano and chilli sauce then the fish is laid in this to cook.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 cups (500ml) water
    • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
    • 500g catfish fillets
    • 1 (400g) tin stewed tomatoes, with liquid
    • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
    • 1 teaspoon chicken stock powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 dash chilli sauce

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a small saucepan bring the water to a boil. Stir in the rice and return to a boil; reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.
    2. Using a very sharp knife cut the catfish into 2cm pieces; set aside.
    3. In a medium saucepan combine the tomatoes (with juices), dried onion, stock powder, dried oregano, garlic powder and chilli sauce. Bring to a boil and stir in the catfish pieces.
    4. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and is opaque all the way through.
    5. Serve the fish mixture over the rice.

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    A quick and easy Catfish stew! For a fresher taste, I have adapted the recipe, but only slightly. I use catfish nuggets and Ro-Tel tomatoes. I use fresh celery, onion, garlic clove, a strip of lemon peel and fresh thyme, when available. I use hot pepper flakes, instead of hot pepper sauce, and no salt. Diners are able to add salt, or not, to their own taste.  -  30 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Easy and fast! Tasted wonderful, will be making again. I added red pepper flakes and used diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil. Added okra too. It was fabulous.  -  21 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Well, I guess I've never tasted the original recipe. But this sounded good, so I tried it. It was very fishy & nobody would eat it, including me. Sorry to say I wasted alot of money & alot of catfish, only to throw it down the drain.  -  22 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)