Cornmeal Fried Catfish

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups onions, chopped

2 medium carrots, sliced in 1/2 pieces

4 medium celery ribs, chopped

1 1/2 cups cut green beans

2 bay leaves

1 pinch dried thyme

1 1/2 cups dry red wine

1 1/2 cups zucchini, sliced

1 lb sliced mushrooms

2 medium potatoes, cut into chunks

Sauce

2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup vegetable stock

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 tablespoon molasses

1 pinch black pepper

1 teaspoon dried basil

Directions:

2: Add the bay leaves, thyme and red wine and boil, uncovered for 3 minutes.

3: Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.

4: Add the zucchini and mushrooms.

5: Combine the sauce ingredients and then stir the sauce into the vegetables.

6: Simmer about 30 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

7: While the vegetables are stewing, cook the potatoes separately in salted boiling water until they are tender.

8: Drain and add them to the ragout a few minutes before serving.

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