Catfish, a traditional southern staple, gets the Cajun treatment in this gumbo recipe. It’s a great way to secretly sneak a little healthy seafood into your diet.

6 slices bacon, chopped
¼ cup vegetable oil
½ cup flour
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped bell peppers
1 cup chopped celery
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound catfish, cut into 1-inch cubes
6 cups chicken broth
2 cups sliced okra
1 cup chopped green onions
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
¼ cup fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon hot sauce
Cooked white rice

1. Place bacon in a large pot over medium heat. Cook until browned, 8 minutes. Add oil and flour, whisking to combine. Cook until flour is golden brown, stirring continuously, 20 to 30 minutes. Add onion, celery, and bell pepper; cook until softened, stirring, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, bay leaves, Cajun seasoning, and salt; cook 60 seconds.

2. Add catfish and cook until lightly browned on all sides, 5 minutes total. Add broth, okra, and green onions; bring to a boil, cover, and simmer 30 minutes. Add parsley, thyme, and hot sauce; cook 5 minutes.

3. Serve over rice.

Source: Gumbo Recipes.