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Catfish Gumbo Recipe

Catfish Gumbo

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"An easy and delicious meal everyone will enjoy! Serve over rice."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a 3 quart pot, bring the 2 cups of water to a boil. Dissolve the bouillon cubes in the boiling water.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat the vegetable oil, and cook the celery, green pepper, onion and garlic until tender.
  3. Add the tomatoes, okra and cooked vegetables to the boiling water. Season with salt, red pepper flakes, thyme, bay leaf and hot pepper sauce. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add catfish, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until catfish is flaky and tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 30, 2003

I held back on the tabasco sauce while cooking this one for the kids' sake and put it out on the table instead for the adults. I was still skeptical about my kids eating this one but they all liked it and the 2-year-old LOVED it. This is a great recipe. We will definitely have it again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 02, 2006

Everything looked and smelled soooo good until I put the catfish in. I just wasn't sure about "boiled" fish. I served it up and my kids wouldn't touch it even after convincing them that this is the same fish I fry w/ french fries. My husband and I tried it, and both agreed that shrimp would've been far better. We picked around the catfish.

Aug 30, 2003

We were looking for a recipe to get rid of some of the okra my wife bought at a farmer's market. This turned out better than expected. Now we have a reason to buy more okra!

Jun 03, 2003

Yum! A great new way to cook catfish.

Jan 18, 2003

My husband loves it and he's fish unfriendly.

Jan 27, 2009

Yum. Even my picky, picky soup-hatin' son liked it. It's not so much a gumbo, though, as it has no roux. But oh-so-much easier.

Mar 05, 2006

I REALLY like this recipe. I chose catfish nuggets because they are tons cheaper here. The only thing is, you have to go through them and check for bones. It's not a big deal because I figured that I would have to cut them anyway. The nuggets come cut in little squares and they are fresh.

Feb 02, 2009

This is a great recipe. I didn't add the salt instead I added Ms. Dash and I only used 1 can of diced tomatoes. It was perfect and I will be making it again.


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  • Calories
  • 224 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 13.8 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 759 mg
  • 30%

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

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