Halloween Pumpkin Punch & Goo-Ga-Loo


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This is an early American recipe calling for catfish, the pride of the Mississippi River; sole or flounder may be substituted when catfish is not available.*

Whether children will be present at the Halloween Party or not, be sure to have trick-or-treat goodies on hand; the assorted goblins and gremlins and witches and ghosts who call on you during the evening ensure the success of the party.

3 pounds catfish*
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup celery
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (24-oz size) whole, canned tomatoes
2 cups mashed potatoes
4 bay leaves
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Skin and fillet fish, taking care to remove all bones. Sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside. Heat oil in heavy skillet or Dutch…

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