Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo

Gumbo!!! It’s officially gumbo season in Louisiana! Although I make it all year round. What else is air conditioning for? We love our gumbo! We all make ours a little different and that’s ok. Just don’t put corn in it and we’re fine. We’re very particular about how it’s made. Ask Disney. Hehehe…anyway, here’s my beginner friendly version. Oh, and for my Cookies with seafood allergies, just skip the shrimp and crabs. Chicken and sausage gumbo is amazing as well.  Enjoy! Oh and don’t forget the hot sauce!


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Seafood Gumbo
Yields 12
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
  1. 2 lbs cooked chicken breast or thighs
  2. 2 lbs shrimp
  3. 1 lb of gumbo crabs or your choice
  4. 1 1/2 lbs sausage
  5. 3 Quarts of chicken broth or stock
  6. 1 cup of fresh or frozen okra
  7. 1 T olive oil
  8. 1 onion
  9. 1 bell pepper
  10. 3 celery stalks
  11. 1 cup diced tomatoes (optional)
  12. 1 cup vegetable oil
  13. 1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
  14. 1 tsp liquid crab boil
  15. 2 T creole or cajun seasoning
  16. 1 T onion powder
  17. 1 T garlic powder
  18. 1 T Accent
  19. gumbo file
  20. parsley or green onions
  1. Finely chop all veggies
  2. Toss pan with olive oil and slime out of okra
  3. Slice sausage thinly and bake for 8-10 on 350 degrees F
  4. Season and make roux using flour, vegetable oil, and spices until it is a milk chocolate color
  5. Add in veggies and saute
  6. Add in okra, tomatoes, cooked chicken, and drained sausage
  7. Pour in broth or stock
  8. Stir well; Turn heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  9. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed
  10. Add in shrimp and crabs
  11. Cook until seafood is done; about 5-7 mins
  12. Serve with rice
  13. Enjoy!
  1. Allow gumbo to cool completely before refrigerating or freezing to preventing spoiling.
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  • Mrs. G

    November 18, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Good Gosh the mighty!!!! How much a bowl would cost me? ??

    • B. Coop

      November 18, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      Free! lol Thank you!

  • Tameko

    November 22, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Thanks for sharing this. Cant wait to make it!

    • B. Coop

      November 23, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      Enjoy, Honey!