Tasty Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Seafood Gumbo is a very delicious melting pot dish. It is a top-notch comfort food centered around a flavorful roux and the combination of bell peppers, onions, and celery.  

All you need is to create a perfect roux. Always remember that creating a roux shouldn’t be rushed. Make sure to take the time to develop a deep, robust flavor because it forms the base of the overall dish. If it’s your first time to make one, don’t worry because I got you – I promise.

Let’s start cooking.

 

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. crab
  • 2 lbs. shrimp
  • 1 lb. sausage
  • 1 lb. shrimp shells
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups okra (chopped)
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 2 bell peppers (chopped)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 pcs. bay leaves
  • Fresh thyme

Igotchu Garlic Lovers Seasoning

Igotchu All-purpose Seasoning

Igotchu Onion Lovers Seasoning

Igotchu Cajun Creole Seasoning

How to make Tasty Seafood Gumbo

  1. Make a roux. Heat 1 cup of vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Then, add 1 cup of flour. Stir continuously until the roux becomes dark brown. This can take about 30 minutes.
  1. While cooking your roux, prepare your seafood stock. Add in 1 lb. of shrimp shells in 2 cups of boiling water. Once done, drain the stock and set aside.
  1. Now, let’s prepare the sausage. Put a bit of oil on a heated pan and add 1 lb. of sausage. Any type of sausage will do. Sauté and set aside.
  1. On the same pan, sauté 2 cups of freshly sliced okra. This will help remove the slime of the okra. You wouldn’t want your Seafood Gumbo to be slimy, so this step is important. Set aside. 
  1. Go back to your roux, and pour in some chopped onions, bell peppers, and celery. Stir them up and add in the minced garlic, seafood stock, and 2 cups of chicken stock. 
  1. Here’s comes the fun part. Pour the sauteed sausage, okra, bay leaves, and fresh thyme to the roux mixture. Then, season it with Igotchu Garlic Lovers Seasoning, All-purpose Seasoning, Onion Lovers Seasoning, and of course – Cajun Creole Seasoning. Let it simmer and come to a boil for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  1. Add in 3 lbs. of crab and 2 lbs. of pink shrimp. Mix and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Note: Since it is a Seafood Gumbo, I don’t recommend refrigerating it for more than 2 days.