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Find all of our tasty recipes in our CookIN Gone Wild recipe book!

Featured Recipe of the Month: Hearty Southern Catfish Gumbo

Ingredients:

2 pounds catfish
1 stick butter
5 tablespoons flour
6 cups of chicken stock
1 medium zucchini diced
1 medium yellow onion diced
2 large carrots diced
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 cup celery diced
1 cup frozen okra
2 garlic cloves
1 can crushed tomatoes
½ teaspoon hot sauce
½ teaspoon Sirracha
1 ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1 cup lean smoked sausage
Fresh parsley chopped (garnish)
Green onion sliced (garnish)
Small round loaves of bread for bread bowls (optional)

Preparation:

In a large stew pot, melt butter. Add in flour and stir continuously to make a roux (should be tan colored when finished). Add chopped vegetables and cook until soft, stirring often.

Add in all other ingredients, except for the fish, parsley and green onion. Simmer for 1.5 hours.

Add in catfish and cook an additional 30 minutes, gently stirring to not break up the fish fillets.

Serve in a large bowl or bread bowl and garnish with green onions and parsley.