Tilapia Gumbo

Tilapia Gumbo


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About this recipe: A delicious Cajun gumbo made with tilapia that will have your mouth watering for more. Catfish or cod can be used instead of tilapia. Okra - also known as ladies' fingers - is a staple in the American South, as well as in Indian, Caribbean and Middle Eastern cooking. Enjoy this easy but exotic fish stew!


Serves: 6 

  • 475ml water
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2-3 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 250g okra, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 450g tilapia fillets, cut into 2.5cm pieces

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. In a 3 litre casserole dish, bring 475ml of water to the boil. Dissolve the stock cubes in the boiling water.
  2. In a medium frying pan, heat the vegetable oil, and cook the celery, green pepper, onion and garlic until tender.
  3. Add the tomatoes, okra and cooked vegetables to the boiling water. Season with salt, red chilli flakes, thyme, bay leaf and hot sauce. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add fish, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until fish is flaky and tender.

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