My family and I have developed an appreciation of catfish and I am always looking for new and interesting ways to cook with it. This gumbo was delicious. So easy to put all the ingredients together. We thought the flavor was just right meaning it was not too hot for our tastes but was definitely seasoned. Lots cheaper than using shrimp or seafood--if you catch your own that is. Thanks.
The family and I thought this was excellent gumbo. The catfish has a mild flavor that was enhanced by all the seasonings. Very easy to make. Love it when I find something we all enjoy. Thanks Nurse Di :)
I first prepared this delicious gumbo on 6/28/92, after finding the recipe in a magazine. Don't remember which one, but It was submitted by Sybil Arant, Sunflower, Mississippi. DH/I have enjoyed it often since and have shared the recipe with many family members and friends. Instead of fillets, I use catfish nuggets (cheaper and already cut into chunks). I omit salt, but add 1/2 t. Creole seasoning, 1 t. or less liquid crab boil, and more garlic; 1 lb. of okra - not 10-oz. At the very end, I add 1 t. file' powder, then serve it over white or yellow or brown rice. We're having a cold snap in coastal N.E. Florida, so I'm thawing catfish nuggets to have this great dish tonight, along with hushpuppies or cornbread.
I Loved It.. I made it with yellow rice, stuffed shrimp jalapenos wrap in bacon with sweet bread to pick up the gumbo sauce. It Was The Best Catfish Food I"ve eaten.. for a person who don't love seafood, now I do. I Have left over gumbo so i'll make it with pasta today.... Thank You
We didn't enjoy this gumbo as much as some of the others we've tried. I made it looking for a different way to use the catfish. I feel the catfish is too delicate for the gumbo base. I don't think I'll try this one again.
As my boyfriend said, "Mmm...Mmm! This is GOOD! Mmmmm....!" I agree. This was fabulous. Very filling, too. I made a few minor changes- used only 1.5 lbs of catfish (which is plenty), used 4 cups of beef broth made from boullion, used about 3/4 of a 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes, added about 1/2 cup of corn (when the tomatoes are added), used chili powder rather than cayenne, and added a little basil because I didn't have a bay leaf (don't know why I decided to sub that, but whatever). I also simmered it uncovered because I wanted it to reduce (as 4 cups of beef broth is more than 2 cans.) Yum yum yum yum yum!!! My BF has told me at least 4 times now to review this and tell you how much we like it, so I am. It's great. I HIGHLY recommend this- great flavor, super easy, and filling. I served this over brown rice. EXCELLENT!!
This is a really good recipe even without okra.
I made this at a Scout Camporee and, as one of the Scouts said, "This is awesome!" Great flavor, easy to make.