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Easy Seafood Gumbo Recipe

This seafood gumbo recipe makes a comfort food in just 40 minutes. It’s healthy, tasty, and simply wholesome.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Louisiana Creole
Keyword: Easy Seafood Gumbo, Easy Seafood Gumbo Recipe, how to make seafood gumbo, Seafood Gumbo
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 480kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 3 oz smoked sausage sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 oz raw shrimp giving 6 oz peeled
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 3 oz canned crab meat drained
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 oz onion chopped
  • 2 oz bell pepper (green and red) chopped
  • 1 oz celery chopped
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp bay leaf 2 leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped, divided in half
  • 5 oz okra cut into half-an-inch chunks
  • 3 1/4 cups cooked medium-grain rice
  • 2 tbsp scallion chopped

Instructions

  • Heat a large cast-iron, deep pan (or a large pot) over medium heat. Add 3 oz sliced sausage and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the cooked sausage from the pan and set aside.
    step 1: Sear the sausages. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, add 1 tbsp olive oil, 6 oz peeled shrimp, 2 tsp minced garlic, 1/4 tsp dried thyme, 1/4 tsp dried basil, and cook until the shrimp just begins to turn red. Add 3 oz drained crab, 2 tbsp white wine, and stir until the wine evaporates. Remove from the pan and set aside.
    step 2: Cook shrimp and crab with aromatics. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, melt 1 1/2 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and stir quickly, making sure there are no lumps. Keep stirring until the mixture turns to a light brown.
    step 3: Make the dark roux.
  • Add 2 oz onion, 2 oz bell pepper, 1 oz celery, and stir for 1 minute to get it softened.
    step 4: Cook the vegetables.
  • Pour in 3 cups broth, and season it with 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 2 bay leaves, 1/4 tsp Cajun seasoning, 1/4 tsp cayenne, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp chili powder, and 1 tbsp of coriander. Turn the heat on high, and when it’s bubbling, reduce the heat to low and simmer (uncovered) for 20 minutes.
    step 5: Add broth, seasoning, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add cooked sausages, seafood, and 5 oz chopped okra in. Simmer for another 15 minutes.
    step 6: Add sausage, shrimp, crab, and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Serve with cooked rice and garnish with the remaining scallion and coriander.
    step 7: Serve with rice, garnish with fresh coriander.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 670mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1177IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 4mg