Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Looking for an easy Seafood Gumbo recipe? Learn how to make Seafood Gumbo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by oraclekath

Makes 8 servings



We had a low country boil and used the leftover seafood for this recipe, was totally perfect! Serve with either white or brown rice.

Recipe Ingredients for Seafood Gumbo

1/2 pound bacon, chopped
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 quarts chicken broth (or a combination)
28 ounce whole tomatoes
1 pound okra
1 teaspoon chopped thyme
1 t bay leaf
1 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup chopped scallions
16 oz cooked shrimp
12 1/2 oz crayfish

Recipe Directions for Seafood Gumbo

  1. Cook bacon in a 10-inch heavy skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat until browned but not crisp. Transfer bacon to a bowl with a slotted spoon and transfer rendered fat to a heatproof liquid measure, then add enough oil to fat to bring total to 3/4 cup.

  2. Stir together fat and flour in skillet with a wooden spoon, then cook roux over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until well browned (a shade darker than peanut butter), about 20 minutes.

  3. Add celery, bell pepper, onion, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a 6- to 7-quart pot.

  4. Stir in stock, tomatoes, okra, thyme, bay leaf, cayenne, and 2 teaspoons salt and briskly simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are very tender, about 30 minutes.

  5. Add parsley and scallions and cook about 5 minutes.

  6. Stir in seafood and bacon and simmer until heated through, about 1 minute. Season with salt. Discard bay leaf.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 595.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
503
Calories from Fat
257
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
28.6g
44%
Saturated Fat
7.3g
36%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
203mg
68%
Sodium
1606mg
67%
Potassium
1109mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates
22.0g
7%
Dietary Fiber
4.4g
18%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
38.9g
Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 89%
Calcium 14% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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