Catfish Gumbo

You can use this recipe for the classic New Orleans stew as a base. Feel free to substitute whatever type of protein appeals to you. Chicken, sausage, ham, or shellfish also make great gumbo.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (16 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. ground red pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 lbs. catfish fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen sliced okra
  • 4 cups hot cooked rice

Directions

  • In a large, heavy kettle, cook celery, onion, green pepper, and garlic in hot oil until tender.
  • Stir in beef broth, tomatoes, bay leaf, salt, thyme, red pepper, and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  • Add catfish and okra. Return to boiling. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until fish flakes easily, about 15 minutes. Serve in soup bowls over hot cooked rice.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (16 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. ground red pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 lbs. catfish fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen sliced okra
  • 4 cups hot cooked rice

Directions

  • In a large, heavy kettle, cook celery, onion, green pepper, and garlic in hot oil until tender.
  • Stir in beef broth, tomatoes, bay leaf, salt, thyme, red pepper, and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  • Add catfish and okra. Return to boiling. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until fish flakes easily, about 15 minutes. Serve in soup bowls over hot cooked rice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories350
Total Fat14g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium1310mg
Total Carbohydrate29g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars5g
Protein24g