Easy Seafood Gumbo

Easy Seafood Gumbo

Easy Seafood Gumbo

If you've thought about making your own gumbo but never got around to it, this is a great version to try. You won't need to go to New Orleans for authentic seafood gumbo anymore... you can prepare it in your own kitchen! Let the good times roll.

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1/2 cup flour

3/4 cup butter
3 onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 lb. okra (may be frozen), chopped
1 lb. kielbasa sausage, chopped
3 16-oz. cans diced tomatoes
1 quart fish stock
1 cup beef broth
4 bay leaves
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp. each red and black pepper
1/2 oz. thyme
2 lb. fish pieces
1 lb. each shrimp and oysters, with oysters’ juices
Chopped green onions, for garnish


1. Combine flour and butter for roux. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until flour turns coffee-colored, about 30-40 minutes. If you see little black specks in roux, it is burned and you need to start over.
2. Sauté onions, celery and kielbasa until vegetables are translucent.
3. Add tomatoes, stock, broth and spices; simmer 10 minutes.
4. Add fish; cook 5 minutes.
5. Add oysters and shrimp; simmer 5 minutes.
6. Serve over steamed white rice.

Additional Tips

The only hard part of this recipe is the time it takes to make the dark roux.

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