Louisiana Gumbo

Louisiana Gumbo

Gotta love gumbo. Nothing says Louisiana like spicy Louisiana gumbo. Did I mention that it is easy to make? Louisiana Gumbo is a staple in the south, but did you know that you can also have it healthy? This Louisiana Gumbo recipe does not skimp on the flavor.
Prep: 5 min | Cook: 35 min | Serves 8 (1 cup each) | Level: Easy
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5 tomatoes, quartered
2 tbs of olive oil
4 garlic cloves, crushed
½ lb of okra
3 serrano peppers
3 tbs of flour
2 cups of water
3 celery stalks
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of cayenne pepper
½ tsp of black pepper
½ tsp of garlic powder
12 oz of peeled, deveined shrimp, halved
½ lb of favorite turkey sausage, chopped (or calamari)
1 lb of chicken, chopped


  1. In a blender, add the tomatoes. Blend until smooth.
  2. Heat a large pot on medium high, once hot add the olive oil. Then saute the garlic cloves, okra, and serrano peppers until the color begins to brown.
  3. Add the flour to the mixture and continue to saute for 4 minutes. It will look clumpy.
  4. Add the tomato puree, water, celery, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and garlic powder. Simmer for about 20 minutes on medium heat.
  5. After 20 minutes, lightly season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Then add the shrimp to the gumbo. Should cook for another 5 minutes at this point or else shrimp might overcook.
  6. Lightly season the chicken with salt and pepper. Then saute the chicken with the sausage until cooked through. Add to the gumbo.
  7. Serve hot over a bed of rice.
Calories Fat (G) Sodium (MG)
Total 2108.8 101.7 2850
Amount Per Serving 263.5 12.7 356.0
*If elevated blood pressure is not a primary concern, you can add up to 1 additional tsp of salt to the recipe. This would make salt per serving 647mg.
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