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Oh my gosh, this was soooo good. Will make again. It was very easy to make. I had not made a roux before, but remembered watching Food Network and saw how they did it and it worked. I cooked up all the ingredients except the fish , and put it in the crock pot, then about half an hour before serving added the shrimp and crab. Worked great!!! Thanks!!!
This is a great gumbo! I've made it exactly as written once and the 2nd time I added more okra, substituted a can of smoked oysters for the crab, and added about a cup and a half of cooked chicken. Either way, it was delicious and easily adaptable to different meats and seafood. This one's a keeper!
I couldn't finish ZWT5 without trying out this recipe. I halved the recipe, and I did make a couple of additions. I added crawfish/crayfish to the mix, and used popcorn rice instead of regular rice. I increased the amount of okra and andouille sausage, and didn't use chicken at all...I just threw in some fish filets and turned it into seafood gumbo. Sprinkled with file gumbo for a finishing touch. Great recipe. This is really great if you have access to fresh seafood!
Great recipe! My husband absolutely loved it. Just be sure to notice that this recipe serves TWELVE. :-)
This is DELICIOUS gumbo. I halved the recipe. I used chicken broth also added a can of crab meat and a can of cooked shrimp along with the other crab and shrimp. Then add some cooked ground turkey with the sausage.Yum. We like this without the rice. Thank you Rita for the Delicious recipe.