Shrimp Gumbo

Shrimp Gumbo


"This is a very savory gumbo from Louisiana, that is for those of you who like shrimp! Serve over long grain rice."


45 m servings 212 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 24 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 179 mg
  • 60%
  • Sodium:
  • 670 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet over high heat, add 2 tablespoons oil and flour to the pan, and whisk together quickly. Continue cooking and stirring until a dark roux forms. Stir in shrimp. Cook and stir for a few minutes, until the shrimp turns pink. Set aside.
  2. In another pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Stir in okra and onions; cook until okra is tender. Mix in tomatoes. Add water, bay leaf, garlic, salt, red pepper, and the shrimp mixture. Cover, and cook slowly for 30 minutes.
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  1. 30 Ratings


We enjoyed this recipe very much, but with a couple of additions: Joe's cajun seasoning and Louisiana hot sauce. I used frozen Okra and deveined shrimp to keep it simple and fast. And I added ...

This recipe was very bland and the shrimp was tough after cooking it so long, it was long in preparing. Add some cajun spices to it (louisianna hot sauce is wonderful)and use pre-deveined shrim...

Because of some of the comments, I added about a teaspoon of straight chili powder, and extra garlic. Sooooo good! I had company, and it was a big success. The added chili was just enough to ma...

I found this recipe to be VERY bland and watery, and if you add the shrimp at the beginning it makes it very "TUFF" and I cant see it being from Louisiana with it having zero flavor. And to pee...

This is a pretty standard gumbo recipe, but always, always, wait until 5 to 10 minutes before serving to add the shrimp. Otherwise, as others complained, they'll be tough as shoe leather. I in...

For everyone not from the south.. Friendly tip!*** I recommend to buy the shrimp with heads on them. You save the heads and boil them in a couple cups of water. It adds another layer of flavor t...

The prep time is actually much longer. Cutting up 3 cups of okra and shelling and deveining 2 pounds of shrimp take a lot longer than 5 minutes. It is also a bit bland.

I thought this was a pretty good recipe once you add some flavor to it. I added some Tony Chachere's creole seasoning and cayenne pepper to taste and instead of red peppers I added green bell pe...

I did change a couple of things on it though. I added Tony's seasoning along with the salt and pepper to taste. I also limited the amount of garlic used. Other than that everyone loved it!