Quick Seafood Gumbo

8 Servings
1 hr

As the weather get’s cooler, I love to cook soup, stews….pretty much anything warm and hearty. This gumbo is easy, quick, healthy and so good! I try not to eat alot of carbs for dinner, so I typically opt for no rice or a small amount of brown rice with my gumbo.

This recipe is great because it can be used with any seafood you have on hand. Here I use shrimp but fish is equally as good. Last week I tried it with catfish and it was surprisingly good!

Start by adding EVOO to soup pot over medium heat. Chop 1 large onion, 1 large green pepper and 6 stalks of cellery, add to soup pot with the oil.

Cook on medium until onion is translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 2 Teaspoons Cajun seasoning, 2 bay leaves, and 3 Tablespoons flour – stir and cook on low until the flour is absorbed. Add 4-6 cups vegetable or mushroom broth- the amount of broth you use depends on how you would like to serve it. I like mine without rice(very soupy) and my kids prefer less soupy and more rice. Add two cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes and one 6 oz can of tomato paste. Depending on how spicy you like it, add some hot sauce. I like to use a variety of Tobasco and Catalina or Louisana hot sauce.

Simmer for about 30 minutes to bring the flavors together. If serving with rice, start boiling water to cook rice.

Add raw seafood and cook another 5-8 minutes, depending if your shrimp/fish are frozen or defrosted.

Serve over rice with parsley garnish

Recipe details

  • 8  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 45 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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  • 1 Tblsp EVOO
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 6 stalks of cellery
  • 1/2 Tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 Tsp black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 Tsp cajun seasoning (like tony sacheri's)
  • 3 Tblsp all purpose flour
  • 6 cups vegetable of fish stock
  • 2 14.2 oz cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 2 lbs raw shrimp
  • Optional: hot suace
  • Serve over rice


On medium heat, add EVOO, and diced veggies. Saute until translucent
Add seasoning, stock, tomatos diced/paste
Cook for 30 minutes on low/simmer
Add shrimp and cook roughly 3 - 5 minutes if raw or 5 t o7 if frozen
Serve over prepared rice

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