Easy Smelt Gumbo or Soup Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6


  • 2 pounds smelt, cleaned and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 strips chopped bacon
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup green pepper
  • 1 quarter tomatoes
  • 1 large can tomato sauce
  • 1 package frozen okra, if you can find it
  • 2 quarters water
  • 2 cup cooked rice
How to cook Easy Smelt Gumbo or Soup:
  • Brown bacon in large pot.
  • Add onion, celery and green pepper. Cook until transparent.
  • Add tomato sauce and tomatoes and mix. Add water.
  • 15 minutes later add okra.
  • Last 15 minutes add smelt.
  • Serve with cooked rice.


The Easy Smelt Gumbo Or Soup is a very affordable dish. Delicious, simple, and easy recipe.
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.


Fresh smelts should be stored refrigerated at 32°F to 40°F (0°C to 4°C), excess liquid drained, packed into airtight containers and eaten within 3 to 4 days, or 1 to 2 days when fried.
Smelts should be frozen at 0°F (-18°C), into airtight food containers, immediately after buying bought frozen, smelts should be eaten within 4 to 6 months for maximum freshness.

This recipe for Easy Smelt Gumbo or Soup serves/makes: 4 - 6

The Easy Smelt Gumbo or Soup recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Smelt (more Smelt recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: American (more American recipes)

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