Spicy Seafood Gumbo

This Louisiana classic combines a strongly-flavored stock, meat or shellfish, and the “Holy Trinity” of vegetables for a Mardi Gras must-have!

Make Your Own Seafood Gumbo!

Recipe: Spicy Seafood Gumbo

Make Your Own Seafood Gumbo!


1/4 cup roux
2 large onions, chopped
3 cups okra, chopped
2 tablespoons oil
1 can (14.5 ounces) stewed tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 quarts water
Black pepper
Cayenne pepper
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
6 to 8 green onions, finely chopped
2 pounds shrimp
1 cup oysters
1 cup crab meat
Crab claws
Hot cooked rice


1 Hour




  1. Add shrimp to roux and cook for a few minutes. Set aside.
  2. Cook okra and onions in hot oil. Add tomatoes and garlic when okra is almost done.
  3. Cook a few minutes longer, then add water, salt and pepper.
  4. Combine shrimp and roux mixture with okra; simmer about 10 minutes.
  5. Add oysters, crab meat, and crab claws; simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Add parsley and green onions and simmer another 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Serve with hot cooked rice.