–catfish (2, medium, whole)
–tomato (medium, chopped)
–minced garlic (in a jar, 1 tablespoon)
–basil (bottled, dried, 1 teaspoon)
–cayenne pepper (bottled, one-quarter teaspoon)
–red bell pepper (one-half, medium, sliced)
–minced onion (bottled, 1 tablespoon)
–white wine (one-quarter cup)
–salt and pepper
1 – Place the tomato, garlic, and red bell pepper in a large, long covered baking dish. Season with salt, pepper, basil, cayenne pepper, and olive oil. Add white wine. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
2 – Nestle the catfish in the sauce. Season with salt, pepper, basil, cayenne pepper, and olive oil. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Turn the catfish over, spoon some sauce on top, and then microwave for 5 minutes more.
3 – Serve the catfish hot, atop basmati rice (follow directions for microwaving on the package; brands differ).
–catfish inspired by Edward Giobbi’s Pleasures of the Good Earth.