Best New Orleans Gumbo

You'll feel like you're back on Bourbon Street when you get a taste of this classic New Orleans staple. We're talking about good old-fashioned gumbo. You'll love every spoonful.

Best New Orleans Gumbo


For 6 people

  • 2 tablespoon(s) shortening
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon(s) chopped fine parsley
  • 4 cup(s) cut-up okra
  • 1/2 tomato paste
  • 1 tomato paste can of water
  • 1 can of stewed tomatoes, chopped
  • 16 ounce(s) crabmeat
  • 16 ounce(s) shrimp
  • 1 cup(s) diced cooked ham or sausage
  • 1 cup(s) cup diced, cooked chicken
  • 1 jar oysters


In a 10-inch frying pan melt the shortening. Add the onions, celery and peppers. Cook for 3 minutes. Add parsley and cook for 2 minutes. Add okra, reduce heat and cook for 15 minutes. Pour all frying pan ingredients into a Dutch oven and add tomato paste and water, stirring frequently. Add 4 cups water and the tomatoes and cook for 30 minutes. Add all the meats and cook for 20 to 25 minutes more, stirring frequently. Serve over hot, cooked rice.
Ready in 1 hour and 20 min

Nutrition facts

  • Kcal: 398.53 kcal
  • Fibers (g): 5.41g
  • Sodium (mg): 1255.81mg
  • Carbs: 19.99g
  • Fat: 14.16g
  • Saturated fat (g): 4.78g
  • Proteins: 47.3g