Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins | Total Time: 1 hr 50 mins | Servings: 8
This is my favourite gumbo loaded with shrimp, white fish, crab, and oysters with tons of Cajun seasonings. A satisfying meal in bowls that you’ll crave again and again!
5 c. seafood stock use 4-6, depending on how thin you’d like your finished gumbo
¾ c. vegetable oil peanut oil is great here
1 large bell pepper chopped
1 large onion chopped
2 jalapeno peppers chopped (optional)
4 cloves garlic chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
12 oz. amber beer
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Cajun seasoning blend or more, as desired
1 tbsp cayenne powder optional, for more heat
¾ c. all-purpose flour
½ tsp dried thyme
2 bay leaves
½ c. freshly chopped parsley
2 c. okra chopped
1 tsp hot sauce or more to your preference (feel free to use your favourite)
2 tsp salt
FOR THE SEAFOOD:
1 lb lump white crab meat
1 lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined
½ lb smoked oysters Or use freshly shucked (if available)
1 lb white fish use red snapper, grouper, catfish, whatever is available to you
Cooked white rice fresh chopped parsley, spicy chilli flakes, spicy chilli oil, extra hot sauce
Step 1: In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, stir in the flour until completely combined. Keep stirring the roux for about 20 to 30 minutes (or more), making sure that nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot.
Step 2: To the pot, add the onion, peppers, celery, garlic, and okra. Occasionally stir and cook for another 5 minutes or until the okra is no longer slimy.
Step 3: Pour in the beef and seafood stock. Add the Cajun seasonings, cayenne pepper, salt, thyme, bay leaves, Worcestershire, and hot sauce. Stir well.
Step 4: Bring everything to a quick boil, then adjust the heat to low. Let the mixture simmer for at least an hour or up to 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Step 5: Add the shrimp when nearly ready to serve along with the shrimp, fish, crab, and oysters. Continue to cook for additional 10 minutes or until the seafood is done.
Step 6: Add the fresh parsley and stir.
Step 7: Into bowls with rice, ladle the seafood gumbo, and top with some fresh chopped parsley, spicy chilli flakes, spicy chilli oil, and extra hot sauce.
Step 8: Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 2056mg | Potassium: 724mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1750IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 3.7mg