Cajun-Spiced Seafood Gumbo

Experience the richness of Cajun flavors with this classic seafood gumbo recipe. It’s a delightful blend of spices, seafood, and vegetables that will warm your soul and tantalize your taste buds.

Cajun-Spiced Seafood Gumbo

Cajun-Spiced Seafood Gumbo


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups seafood or chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound crabmeat
  • 1 cup okra, sliced (optional)
  • Cooked rice for serving
  • Chopped green onions for garnish


  1. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the flour and stir constantly to make a roux. Cook until the roux turns a deep brown color, about 15-20 minutes, being careful not to burn it.
  2. Add the diced onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic to the roux. Cook for another 5-7 minutes until the vegetables soften.
  3. Stir in the andouille sausage, crushed tomatoes, seafood or chicken stock, bay leaves, thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the shrimp, crabmeat, and okra (if using) to the pot. Cook for an additional 10-15 minutes until the seafood is cooked through.
  5. Remove the bay leaves and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve the gumbo over cooked rice, garnished with chopped green onions.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Nutritional information: Calories: 380, Total Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 175mg, Sodium: 1120mg, Total Carbohydrates: 16g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 5g, Protein: 30g

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