Creole Catfish Stew Recipe

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Lucas Rey Modified: March 23, 2022
Creole Catfish Stew Recipe

How To Make Creole Catfish Stew

This catfish stew is packed with spiced bell pepper, beans, and corn simmered in an herby broth with a dash of hot sauce for some heat.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 28 minutes
Total: 43 minutes



  • 2tbspcooking oil
  • 1onion
  • 2celery ribs
  • 1green bell pepper
  • 1tspdried thyme
  • ½tspdried oregano
  • ½tspdry mustard
  • ½tsptabasco sauce
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½cupdry white wine
  • cupscrushed tomatoes in thick puree,canned
  • 3cupslow-sodium chicken broth,canned, or homemade stock
  • 2cupsfrozen baby lima beans,(10 oz) package
  • 2cupscorn kernels,fresh or frozen (cut from about 3 ears)
  • 2lbscatfish fillets
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped


  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over moderate heat.

  2. Add the onion, celery, and bell pepper and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the onion is translucent.

  3. Stir in the thyme, oregano, mustard, Tabasco sauce, pepper, and ½ teaspoon of the salt.

  4. Add the wine and cook for about 4 minutes until almost evaporated. Add the tomatoes and broth to the pot and bring to a boil.

  5. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, partially covered.

  6. Add the lima beans and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in the corn and simmer 4 minutes more

  7. Add the catfish and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt, bring back to a simmer, and cook for about 2 minutes until just done.

  8. Serve topped with parsley.

Recipe Notes

 Fish Alternatives: Catfish has a firm texture all its own, but it can be easily substituted with moderately firm, white-fleshed fillets such as rockfish, grouper, pollack and striped bass


  • Calories: 565.76kcal
  • Fat: 23.33g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.66g
  • Fiber: 6.80g
  • Sugar: 10.26g
  • Protein: 45.16g
  • Cholesterol: 124.74mg
  • Sodium: 1084.11mg
  • Calcium: 106.49mg
  • Potassium: 1656.98mg
  • Iron: 4.19mg
  • Vitamin A: 41.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 44.83mg
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