SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free

4.3 of 5 (3)
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 208.3
  • Total Fat: 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 127.2 mg
  • Sodium: 535.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 19.2 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Spicy Shrimp Gumbo calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Spicy Shrimp Gumbo

Submitted by: TINCHERMR

Introduction

This rich, decadent gumbo is sure to please the creole appetite, and anyone else who tries!
--Many people add 1/2lb of diced ham, but I don't like ham, so I leave it out.
This rich, decadent gumbo is sure to please the creole appetite, and anyone else who tries!
--Many people add 1/2lb of diced ham, but I don't like ham, so I leave it out.

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1/4 cup Butter
    1/2 lb okra
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 1/2 large stalks celery, sliced
    1/2 cup chopped green pepper
    5 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tbsp flour
    1 can whole oysters, diced
    2 cups chicken broth
    1 1/2 large tomatoes
    2-3 bay leaves
    6 sprigs fresh parsley
    1 tsp thyme
    salt & pepper
    Tabasco Sauce
    water
    3/4 lb shrimp, shelled & deveined
    cooked rice

Directions

Melt butter in a large pan and add okra, onion, celery, green pepper, and garlic.
Cook until the okra ceases to rope, about 15 mins. (stops oozing stringy stuff)
Add flour & cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the liquid from the oysters, chicken broth, tomatoes, parsley, bay leaves, thyme, salt, pepper, and Tabasco sauce.
Simmer for 1hr, adding more water if necessary.
[[if you're using ham.. add it after this hour... and simmer 20 more minutes]]
Add shrimp & oysters and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Remove bay leaves.
Serve atop a bed of rice.

Makes 6 generous servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TINCHERMR.





TAGS:  Fish | Soup | Fish Soup |

Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe



Member Ratings For This Recipe

  • Wonderful! I omitted the oysters and used the ham. Easy and a crowd pleaser. Thank you. - 7/22/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Very good recipe. I was skeptical because I'm used to making gumbo the long way (with a roux). I also made the following substitutions: tilapia for oysters, canned tomatoes, dried parsley and bay leaves and cajun seasoning instead of Tabasco. Delicious! Adding this to my staples. - 5/18/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • This was sooo good! I had leftovers for two days and it tasted even better after it sat. I left out the oysters, b/c I don't like a fishy taste, but it was very good. Will make again - 8/16/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No