Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Shrimp gumbo
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Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time50 Min
Ready In1 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
MethodMain Ingredient


 Butter/Margarine4 Tablespoon
 Flour1 Tablespoon
 Raw shrimp1 Pound (Shelled And Deveined)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1 Dash
 Frozen okra10 Ounce (Slightly Thawed)
 Onion1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
 Green pepper2 Tablespoon, chopped
 Tomato sauce8 Ounce
 Tomatoes8 Ounce
 Cooked white rice3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Parsley1 Tablespoon, chopped
 Herbs and spices1 Tablespoon (For Boiling)
 Crab1⁄2 Pound
 Shrimp1⁄2 Pound

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 399 Calories from Fat 106

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.2%

Saturated Fat 5.8 g29.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 223.3 mg

Sodium 710.6 mg29.6%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g13%

Dietary Fiber 4 g15.9%

Sugars 4.3 g

Protein 35 g69.3%

Vitamin A 27.6% Vitamin C 52.6%

Calcium 16.4% Iron 33.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In large saucepan or Dutch oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter, remove from heat and blend in flour until smooth.
2. Return to heat, add shrimp and cook, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Add 2 cups water, the crab or shrimp boil, salt and pepper, bring to boiling, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
4. Cut okra in 1-inch pieces.
5. In a medium saucepan heat remaining butter and saute okra, onion/and green pepper until tender—about 10 minutes.
6. Stir in tomato sauce and tomatoes.
7. Add tomato mixture to shrimp and simmer 30 minutes longer.
8. Mound 1/2 cup cooked rice in each large soup plate.

9. Ladle gumbo over rice, sprinkle with parsley and serve.