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A catfish stew recipe featuring bacon, vegetables, and garlic.

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  1. Cook bacon in a large saucepan until crisp. Drain on paper towels and set aside. Drain off all but 4 tablespoons of bacon fat from the pan.
  2. Add onion and shallots and sauté over medium-low heat until translucent.
  3. Add garlic, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add water and bring to a boil. Adjust heat to keep stew at a simmer and cook, partially covered, for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add tomato, carrots and potatoes and cook until tender.
  6. Add catfish pieces, parsley and green onions and cook, stirring gently, until is flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  7. Crumble bacon and stir into the stew. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  8. Serve garnished with chopped parsley and lemon wedges.
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