Easy Catfish Gumbo Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6 servings


  • 1 pound catfish fillets, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups soup stock or chicken bouillon
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Gumbo File Powder*
How to cook Easy Catfish Gumbo:
  • In large saucepan, heat bacon drippings; saute onions.
  • Add tomatoes; cook 5 minutes.
  • Add stock, peppers, celery, thyme, bay leaf and salt.
  • Heat to boiling; add fish.
  • Stir in Gumbo File Powder.
  • Serve the Catfish Gumbo over cooked rice.
Easy Catfish Gumbo recipe


The Catfish Gumbo recipe easy to prepare and so good! How many days in a year? Well, that's about how many variations of Gumbo there are!


Gumbo is a stew or soup originating in Louisiana which is popular across the Gulf Coast of the United States and into the U.S. South. It consists primarily of a strong stock, meat and/or shellfish, a thickener, and the vegetable "holy trinity" of celery, bell peppers, and onion. The soup is traditionally served over rice.
*File powder, also called Gumbo File, is a spice made from dried and ground sassafras leaves. It is used in the making of some types of gumbo, a Creole and Cajun soup/stew. It is sprinkled sparingly over gumbo as a seasoning and a thickening agent, giving it a distinctive flavor and texture. File can provide thickening when okra is not in season.

This recipe for Easy Catfish Gumbo serves/makes: 6 servings

The Easy Catfish Gumbo recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Fish Traditions: Member Recipes.

Main Ingredient: Catfish (more Catfish recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: Cajun (more Cajun recipes)

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