A layered green salad with green peas, celery, bell peppers, Cheddar cheese, and bacon sprinkled over all. For other variations, I have substituted or added some of my own favorite ingredients, such as: carrots, eggs, mushrooms, sprouts, and seeded cucumbers.
This one-pot soup doesn't take a lot of time, but it sure tastes like it does. Italian sausage, chopped spinach, and orzo pasta combine with green pepper, onions, and garlic, in a chicken broth and tomato soup.
Discovered this recipe while I was a consultant to one of the long time landmark New Orleans restaurants 20 years ago. It's still my all-time favorite catfish recipe and I have closely guarded the recipe till now. I hope others will enjoy it as much as I have.