Heat oil in large stock pot. Saute celery, green pepper, onion and garlic. Add beef broth, tomatoes, okra, thyme, bay leaf, cayenne pepper, oregano and salt. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Add catfish and continue simmering 15 minutes or until catfish flakes easily. Remove bay leaf. Serve over cooked rice, if desired.
Makes 10 servings
Gumbos, Soups, Chowders
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana