Recipe By STACYLYNN130
Published Apr 4th
Shrimp and Catfish Gumbo
Prep 30m Cook 1h Additional - Ready In 1h 30m
Servings 10 servings Calories 268.7

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup cooking oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cubes beef bouillon
  • 6 cups hot water
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen sliced okra
  • 4 cups shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dry crab boil
  • 2 pounds catfish fillets, cut into 1 inch pieces

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Warm oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. 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. 3 Place fish in skillet, return to boil; cover, and simmer 15 minutes more. Remove bay leaves, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 268.7
  • Carbohydrate 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol 120.6 mg
  • Fat 13.5 g
  • Fiber 2.2 g
  • Protein 26.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.7 g
  • Sodium 1030 mg
  • Sugar 4.6 g


  1. 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.
  2. Delicious and simple to make. My husband not too crazy about okra so next time I will substitute with something else....
  3. 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 - Read more ...
  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE this:) I have also used the liquid crab boil when making this and it creates the same flavor.:)
  5. Wonderful gumbo! I just put everything in the pot and let it simmer for an hour and a half which really let the catfish absorb the spices and flavors. My family was wary about the catfish at first but loved this recipe!
  6. I live in Alaska so I substituted halibut for the catfish. My family LOVED it!
  7. 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!
  8. That's my kinda gumbo
  9. 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.