Janet's Shrimp Gumbo/Creole

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 291.2
  • Total Fat: 15.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 58.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,413.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 14.8 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    Janet’s Shrimp Gumbo/Creole

    ¾ cup of olive oil
    1 cup of flour
    3 tablespoons tomato paste or half of a 6 oz. can of tomato paste


    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 large onions (chopped)
    3 stalks celery (chopped)
    3 large cloves garlic (chopped)
    32 oz. box chicken broth
    1 can diced tomatoes
    2 (1 lb) pkgs. frozen okra
    1 cup white rice, uncooked
    2 teaspoons salt
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
    5 cups of water
    3 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
    3 teaspoons Paul Prudhommes Blackened Redfish Seasoning
    2 pounds raw shrimp, deveined
    2 teaspoons file gumbo powder


For making the Roux:

Put the ¾ cup olive into a cast iron skillet. Heat oil then add the flour. Cook over low heat stirring frequently while you cook gumbo. As you get closer to completing the gumbo, you can increase the heat, but you need to continue stirring frequently to prevent the roux from burning. The roux will be done when it looks like a dark chocolate color. Once the roux is done add the 3 tablespoons or half of a 6 ounce can of tomato paste and stir into the roux until it is all mixed in well. Once this is done set aside the roux and let it cool down prior to putting it in the gumbo.

For making the Gumbo:

In a very large pot add the 2 tablespoons olive oil and cook onion and celery until onion is clear. Add garlic. Cook a few minutes and then add broth, okra diced tomatoes, salt and pepper, worcestershire sauce, blackened seafood seasoning and Old Bay seasoning and water. When the gumbo has heated back up, add rice. Cook for 20 minutes to cook the rice. Finish browning Roux on medium to medium high heat until Roux is a medium to dark brown, but not burned. Stir in cooled down Roux into the pot of gumbo Stir in file gumbo powder and add shrimp. The gumbo is done when the shrimp turn pink.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KUYKENWE.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A true gumbo has roux w/equal parts of oil (Cajun) or butter (Creole) & flour or tomato based (Creole). Here's a technique my dad used to lower the fat. Let the roux get cold in the fridge; when cold, skim fat off the top. Still authentic, but less fattening. Add green peppers to complete trinity - 7/25/08

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  • great recipe!
    - 8/16/11

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  • I realize that this recipe makes 12 servings, but there is no reason to use 3/4 cup of oil. I have not made this particular recipe but have made another full fat version and the oil makes it too rich for my taste. You can make a fat free "roux" by toasting the flour on a baking sheet in the oven. - 3/14/07

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