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Okra Catfish Stew

I love catfish and okra, so this is a great stew to make. I could eat the whole pot!

Okra Catfish Stew Recipe


  • 6 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 1 16-ounce box frozen okra
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 large baking potato, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay ®
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place large stock pot over medium high heat for 1 minute; add oil. Add onion; cook 3 minutes or until translucent.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato juice, okra, bay leaves, thyme, oregano and potatoes. Bring to a simmer and cook 10 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle catfish with seafood seasoning. Add catfish; continue to simmer 6 minutes or until catfish is cooked through.
  4. Add sugar, vinegar and hot sauce; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serves 10.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Us Catfish

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