Crab Gumbo is a favorite dish in Louisiana and a staple in many Southern kitchens. It’s a hearty and spicy soup that usually includes seafood or meat, vegetables, and a thick, flavorful broth. Are you ready to experience your new favorite dinner?
Crab Gumbo with Shrimp is also a popular dish that is perfect for seafood lovers. It is no secret that I am not a seafood lover and never have been. I am, however, part of a seafood loving family so I really enjoy making special seafood dishes for them.
Selfishly though, I like making gluten free seafood dishes that I also will enjoy. This crab gumbo just happens to be one of those dishes that I can devour and be thankful for!
Tools Needed to Make Shrimp and Crab Gumbo
Nothing fancy is needed here! Just the following:
How to Make Crab Gumbo
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute the shrimp until cooked through and then set aside.
In a separate pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the onions, peppers and celery. Cook until softened.
Mix in the garlic, creole seasoning and Worcestershire. Saute for 30 additional seconds.
Finally, pour in the seafood stock and bring to a light boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add the shrimp and crab meat and simmer for another 5 minutes before serving.
And that is it! How easy is that?
Tip to Make Crab Gumbo
To make your gumbo perfect every time, there are a few tips to keep in mind. First, use fresh ingredients whenever possible. Fresh shrimp and crabmeat will make all the difference in the flavor of the dish.
Second, take your time with the base. Gumbo has a rich color and deep flavor. However, be careful not to burn the base or it will ruin the whole dish.
Finally, be careful with the spices. Gumbo is meant to be spicy, although this one is more mild. You can always adjust the heat to your liking.
Crab and Shrimp Gumbo Variations
Crab Gumbo is a versatile dish with so many variations. You can switch up the seafood, using crawfish or oysters instead of shrimp and crab.
You can also add vegetables like okra, corn, and tomatoes. Some people like to add sausage or chicken to their gumbo for a heartier dish. Feel free to experiment with different ingredients and find your perfect gumbo recipe.
What to Eat Crab Gumbo With
When it comes to enjoying a delicious bowl of shrimp and crab gumbo, there are endless possibilities. One classic choice is to serve it with steamed white rice. The fluffy rice acts as the perfect base, allowing you to savor every spoonful of the rich and aromatic gumbo broth.
Another popular accompaniment is gluten free skillet bread or even regular homemade gluten free bread. The texture and flavor of these breads provide a delightful contrast to the tender seafood and robust spices of the gumbo.
For something lighter, consider adding a side of green salad or even a Greek chickpea salad. These light and refreshing options can help balance out the richness of the gumbo while adding a pop of color to your plate.
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- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ½ onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 8 ounces crab meat
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- ½ cup celery chopped
- 3 teaspoons creole seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 3 cup seafood stock
- Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
- Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute the shrimp until cooked through and then set aside.
- In a separate pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Stir in the onions, peppers and celery. Cook until softened.
- Mix in the garlic, creole seasoning and Worcestershire. Saute for 30 additional seconds.
- Finally pour in the seafood stock and bring to a light boil.
- Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add the shrimp and crab meat and simmer for another 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 409mgSodium: 2811mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 61g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!