A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 15, 2006
Brazos River Catfish Stew

"Brazos River Catfish Stew” is a Texas recipe that was popularized on the Food Network.


Wikipedia: Brazos River
The Brazos River, originally called, the Rio Brazos de Dios which can be translated as “The River of God’s Arms”. is the 11th longest river in the United States at 2060 km (1280 miles) from its source of Blackwater Draw, Curry County, New Mexico] to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico with a 116,000 km² (44,620 sq mi) drainage basin. The Brazos is the longest length of river stretching through Texas — technically the Rio Grande is on the border between Texas and Mexico.

Food Network
Brazos River Catfish Stew Recipe
courtesy George Ranch, Richmond,TX
Show:  The Best Of
Episode:  Dining Escapades

2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup
1 cup catsup
1/4 pound salt pork, diced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon black pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
6 drops Worcestershire sauce
Salt
6 catfish fillets, cut into small pieces

Bring soup and catsup to a boil in a large Dutch oven over open fire. Fry salt pork and saute onions until tender in skillet and add to the soup mixture. Add all other ingredients except fish. If too thick, add 1 cup water. Boil five minutes. Drop in fish, and cook about 5 more minutes.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Sunday, October 15, 2006 • Permalink