Catfish Stew

Category : Seafood

Author : William Bohannon

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Date : 12/03/2001


2 lbs catfish fillet cut into nuggets
1/2 lb sliced smoked sausage cajun spiced
1/4 lb peeled raw shrimp
1-1/2 cups imitation crabmeat lump style
3 bell peppers chopped (red,yellow,green)
1 med tomato cut in wedges
1 cup whole frozen baby okra
32 oz beer
2 beef boullion cubes
2 chicken boullion cubes
2 tbsp Old Bay seasoning more to taste
1/2 tsp ground cumin
3 smashed garlic cloves
1/3 cup mahogany roux (flour browned in butter or oil)
1/2 tsp ground cayenne red pepper
1/4 cup uncooked rice
4 Tbs file powder (ground sasafrass leaves)
1/2 stick butter or margarine
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp Sambal Olek (serrano chili paste) optional

Serves: 8


In large soup pot add beer, spices (except file powder), garlic, boullion cubes, bell peppers, tomato. Simmer covered 20 min till skins come off peppers and tomato.

Add water as necessary from here on out.
Add roux and thicken slightly.
Add sausage and rice.
Add catfish nuggets and okra.
Add shrimp and crab meat.

Stir gently and simmer with lid on till rice is done. When rice is done stir in butter, sugar, sambal, and file.

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