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Bowl of gumbo with a scoop of rice. Shrimp up close in a spoon.

Louisiana Gumbo Recipe

This rich and flavorful gumbo is made with crab, shrimp, and andouille sausage.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 540 kcal


  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 small white onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 1 lb andoille sausage
  • 14 oz fire roasted tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ tsp black pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper (plus additional to taste, before serving)
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp Worceshershire
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb crab meat
  • file power, to serve
  • Louisiana hot sauce, if desired
  • Cooked rice, to serve


  • Prepare all ingredients:
    -Chop onions, celery, and bell pepper.
    -Measure seasonings into a small bowl.
    -Slice andouille sausage into 1" slices and brown in a skillet over medium heat, 1-2 minutes each side.
    -Peel and devein shrimp.
  • Heat oil in a large stock pan or Dutch oven, over medium-low heat.
    Whisk in flour and stir continuously until it turns milk chocolate in color, 20-30 minutes. Watch carefully as it darkens. It if burns you will need to start over.
  • Increase heat to medium and stir in peppers, celery, and onions. Stir frequently for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in sausage, tomatoes, garlic, and seasonings. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes. Mixture will be very thick.
  • Add in chicken stock, Worcestershire, crab, shrimp, and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve over rice, with filé powder and Louisiana hot sauce, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Louisiana Gumbo Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Cajun, Creole,, Seafood, Spicy
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