Louisiana Shrimp and Eggs Gumbo

Louisiana Shrimp and Eggs Gumbo

6 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 50 m
Recipe by  lise

“I was introduced to gumbo by people from Louisiana. They lived in our town for a few years, and taught us Canadians what gumbo is all about....mmmm good and hot! You can make other gumbos the same way using squirrel, rabbit, ham, seafood, chicken, or game.”

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Original recipe yields 6 - 8 servings



  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or any heavy pan. Stir in flour to make a roux. Cook, stirring constantly, until roux is dark brown; be careful not to burn. Add onion and garlic, and cook until slightly wilted. Whisk in water.
  2. Stir in celery, green onions, tomato, green and red peppers, okra, bay leaf, thyme, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Add shrimp and hard boiled eggs; simmer 15 to 20 minutes longer. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve gumbo over rice.

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For anyone who has not made a roux before, heat the oil and flour over LOW heat--the recipe does not specify---but you need to be careful with the hot oil and adding water. Mine was a little too hot and almost bubbled over. All warnings aside, this was an excellent meal. The eggs were delicious and used in a way that was new to me. I did substitute broth for the water.



VERY good! I am very picky about my gumbo. Some people make 'gumbo' and us Louisianians would call it 'soup'. I use boiled eggs in mine, especially in the winter time. They make it heartier and very filling.



This was a pretty easy, basic gumbo recipe and was delicious. The addition of eggs is something new (and very french) and gave a new take on the traditional gumbo. My only advice is to make sure your cook the roux perfectly...it can ruin your recipe if not!

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Amount Per Serving (7 total)

  • Calories
  • 490 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs
  • 35.5 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 33 g
  • 66%
  • Cholesterol
  • 440 mg
  • 147%
  • Sodium
  • 336 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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