Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Seafood Gumbo is a spicy recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Seafood Gumbo by following this easy recipe.
Seafood Gumbo Recipe
Difficulty Difficult
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 1-1/2 cups crabmeat
  • 1 kg Shrimp, in shells
  • 3 quarts Water
  • 2 small Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 small Onion (cut in wedges)
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper as per taste
  • Parsley as per taste
  • 1 kg Okra (sliced)
  • 4 tbsp Bacon Grease (divided)
  • 4 Tomatoes (peeled & chopped)
  • 2 Onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 Green Peppers (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • 4 tbsp Brown Roux( Butter)
  • Reserved shrimp stock
How to make Seafood Gumbo:
  • Take a large vessel and add water into it. Bring it to boil and then add bay leaves, lemon juice, onion wedges, salt, pepper, and parsley.
  • Wash shrimps and add to the vessel. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Now peel the shrimps and return shells to the stock for later use.
  • Put shrimp and crab meat in refrigerator until ready to add to the gumbo.
  • Take a large heavy skillet and grease it with oil. Sauté okra till it turns darker and tender.
  • Transfer the okra to a heated pot and add tomatoes. Stir and mix together well.
  • Clean skillet and heat remaining 2 tablespoons bacon grease.
  • Saute chopped onions, green pepper, and red pepper. When soft, add to the pot.
  • Now in a saucepan, warm the roux; strain shrimp stock and stir into the roux. When well-blended, add to the large stew pot with the other ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, adding more strained stock if needed.
  • Taste and add salt, pepper, thyme, and parsley to taste. Simmer for 1 to 2 hours longer; add the shrimp and crab meat and cook for 15 more minutes.
  • Serve with fresh boiled rice in soup bowls.