Southern Seafood Gumbo Recipe

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs with leaves, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) bottle spicy hot V8
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen sliced okra, thawed
  • 1 pound catfish fillets, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 3/4 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups cooked long-grain rice
  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the V8 juice, tomatoes and cayenne; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in okra and catfish; cook 8 minutes longer. Add the shrimp; cook about 7 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. Place rice in individual serving bowls; top with gumbo.