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Seafood Gumbo

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


Seafood Gumbo
This seafood gumbo starts with a roux, and it's packed with a variety of shellfish.


  • 1/4 cup roux, see recipes below
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 3 cups okra, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 quarts water
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 6 to 8 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds shrimp
  • 1 cup oysters
  • 1 cup crab meat
  • crab claws
  • hot cooked rice


Add shrimp to roux and cook for a few minutes. Set aside. Cook okra and onions in hot oil. Add tomatoes and garlic when okra is almost done. Cook a few minutes longer, then add water, salt and pepper. Combine shrimp and roux mixture with okra; simmer about 10 minutes. Add oysters, crab meat, and crab claws; simmer for 15 minutes. Add parsley and green onions and simmer another 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve with hot cooked rice.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
top chef, Member yani71

After making gumbo for the first time using this recipe, my son said ""mom I told you, you should be a chef"". Me and my family loved it!

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