Sylvia Wood's Sassy Catfish

Makes 4 servings.


½ cup no calorie sweetener, granulated
1 cup tomato puree
1 cup Sylvia's Hot Sauce®*
½ cup water
2 stalks celery, cut julienne style
½ cup diced onion
½ cup diced green bell pepper
2 lemons, sliced
4 (4 ounce) fillets catfish
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon Sylvia's Secret Seasoning®
2 tablespoons olive oil


1. Combine granulated sweetener, tomato puree, Sylvia's Hot Sauce®, water, celery, onion, green bell pepper, and lemons in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; reduce heat and simmer 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Sprinkle fillets evenly with salt, pepper and Sylvia's Secret Seasoning®.
3. Saute fillets in hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat 2 minutes on each side. Pour sauce over fish; simmer 2 additional minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories: 320
Calories from Fat: 150
Total Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 50mg
Sodium: 1160mg
Total Carbs: 27g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 20g
Protein: 19g

Exchanges per Serving: 2 Medium Fat Meats, 3 Vegetables, 1½ Fats, ½ Other Carbohydrate

Additional comments:

*Hot sauce or salt-free herb seasoning may be substituted for Sylvia's Hot Sauce® and Sylvia's Secret Seasoning®*. For that special flavor look for Sylvia's Hot Sauce® and Sylvia's Secret Seasoning® at your local market or order online.

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