Seafood And Okra Gumbo Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings10
Main Ingredient


 Bacon drippings10 Tablespoon
 Flour8 Tablespoon
 Paprika1 Dash
 Dry parsley flakes10 Gram
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), pressed
 Celery rib1 , finely chopped
 Onion1 Large, finely chopped
 Frozen cut okra2 Pound (2 Boxes, 1 Pound Each)
 Hot water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Shrimp boil3 Ounce (1 Bag)
 Peeled and deveined shrimp4 Pound
 Oysters3 Pint
 Salt To Taste
 Red pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 559 Calories from Fat 193

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g33%

Saturated Fat 8.1 g40.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 362.9 mg

Sodium 568.2 mg23.7%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.2%

Dietary Fiber 4.4 g17.8%

Sugars 1.5 g

Protein 54 g108.1%

Vitamin A 18.4% Vitamin C 31.8%

Calcium 13.3% Iron 74.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Using a No.
9 black iron Dutch oven, make a roux of bacon drippings and flour, stirring constantly.
Add a little paprika and dry parsley flakes.
This helps to make the roux dark without burning.
Add garlic, celery and onion, still stirring constantly until it is soft.
Add okra.
Add hot water until it is about 2-inches from top of the pot, stirring all the time.
Add shrimp boil and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and simmer over low heat for 5 to 7 hours.
About 30 minutes before serving, add shrimp and oysters and crabmeat, if desired.
If it is too thick, add a small amount of hot water and let simmer for a few minutes.
Remove bag of shrimp boil.
Serve over hot rice with a green salad and crackers.
Serves 10 to 12.