Lobster Gumbo Recipe

Lobster Gumbo is a tasty soup that is perfect for a cold winter day! I serve this often for parties and often they are literally licked clean! Try this Lobster Gumbo recipe at home.I am sure you will love it!


Difficulty LevelEasyCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Butter/Margarine1 Tablespoon
 Chopped onion1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Chopped green pepper1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Okra1⁄4 Pound, washed, stems removed, and sliced
 Canned tomatoes28 Ounce, drained and cut in pieces
 Bay leaf1⁄2 , crushed
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Monosodium glutamate1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Chili powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Lobster meat6 Ounce, drained and separated
 File powder1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 611 Calories from Fat 146

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g25.7%

Saturated Fat 8.6 g42.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 193.8 mg

Sodium 2944.8 mg122.7%

Total Carbohydrates 80 g26.8%

Dietary Fiber 22 g87.8%

Sugars 5.8 g

Protein 49 g98.6%

Vitamin A 139.9% Vitamin C 221%

Calcium 48.6% Iron 69.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Heat the butter in a large heavy skillet.
Add onion, green pepper, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.
Add okra, tomatoes, bay leaf, and a blend of salt, monosodium gluta mate, pepper, and chili powder.
Cover; simmer 20 minutes, or until okra is almost tender.
Mix lobster meat into tomato mixture and cook, covered, 10 minutes, or until okra is tender and lobster is heated.
Remove skillet from heat.
Measure about 1/3 cup liquid and mix thoroughly with the file powder in a small bowl.
Return mixture to skillet and blend thoroughly.
Ladle gumbo into soup plates.