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Shrimp Gumbo

You don't have to head down to the bayou to enjoy this shrimp gumbo that's jumbo in taste. This healthy and hearty Cajun dish is a great way to let the good times roll. Enjoy a heaping helping tonighit.

Shrimp Gumbo


For 8 people

  • 16 ounce(s) large shrimp, in shells (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/3 cup(s) all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cooking oil
  • 2 cup(s) chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) chopped green peppers (and or red sweet pepper)
  • 4 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans low sodium beef broth
  • 8 floz water
  • 1 cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cup(s) frozen cut okra (1 16 oz. pkg.)
  • 3 cup(s) hot cooked long-grain rice or brown rice
  • 1 cup(s) green onions (optional)
  • 4 teaspoon(s) Bottled hot pepper sauce (optional), 0.5 tsp. per person


Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. In a medium skillet, cook flour over medium heat about 6 minutes or until brown, stirring often. Transfer to a medium bowl; set aside. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, sweet pepper, celery, and garlic; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until tender. Slowly whisk broth into browned flour. Add broth mixture, water, and Cajun Spice Mix to Dutch oven. Stir in okra. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add shrimp; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp is pink. To Serve: spoon gumbo into 8 bowls and top each serving with rice, a shrimp, and a green onion, if desired. If desired, pass hot pepper sauce. Makes 8 (1-1/4 cups gumbo plus 1/3 cup rice) servings. Cajun Spice Mix: In a small bowl, combine 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed; 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper; 1/4 tsp. salt; 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper; and 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper.

Nutrition facts

  • Kcal: 220.46 kcal
  • Fibers (g): 3.78g
  • Sodium (mg): 770.6mg
  • Carbs: 28.56g
  • Fat: 4.79g
  • Saturated fat (g): 0.46g
  • Proteins: 16.16g