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Shrimp and Catfish Gumbo Recipe
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Shrimp and Catfish Gumbo

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"This spicy and flavorful gumbo is best served over rice. It's a nice change from gumbos cooked with a roux."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Warm oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Dissolve bouillon cubes in hot water. Pour into skillet. Stir tomatoes, okra, and shrimp into skillet. Season with salt, cayenne pepper, thyme, bay leaves, and crab boil. Bring to a boil; cover, and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Place fish in skillet, return to boil; cover, and simmer 15 minutes more. Remove bay leaves, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 06, 2006

That's my kinda gumbo

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2006

Good recipe. Allows for a lot of experimenting. I think next time I use it I'll not use fish but thats a personal preference. Rather soupy if you are looking for a thick gumbo. I thought it was quite good for a thick spicy soup.

Jan 05, 2008

I live in Alaska so I substituted halibut for the catfish. My family LOVED it!

Jul 27, 2007

We have a load of striper that we caught on Lake Texoma and needed different recipes. This was yummy! I didn't have any shrimp but it turned out delightful! Thanks! We will make this again only with the shrimp!

Apr 05, 2010

Fabulous, if you don't overcook the shrimp. Add shrimp right at the end! First try, followed the recipe (although we use soup base instead of bouillon) and loved it! Second time, substituted chicken soup base for the beef, added shrimp right at the end, and after shrimp cooked a few minutes, added about a cup of half and half. INCREDIBLE! Served over white rice. A new favorite!

Mar 10, 2011

this was ok, i had to substitue tilapia for the catfish but the fish wasn't the problem...the soup itself was just lacking time i'll try adding some shrimp bouillon along with the beef, i think that should do the trick. still good recipe though.

Dec 22, 2010

Delicious and simple to make. My husband not too crazy about okra so next time I will substitute with something else....

Feb 24, 2010

LOVE LOVE LOVE this :) I have also used the liquid crab boil when making this and it creates the same flavor. :)


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  • Calories
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 1030 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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