Crab-Okra Gumbo Recipe

This classic southern dish packs with flavor and traditional gumbo ingredients. Make sure you have enough okra and crabs to make a big pot of this dish. You’ll get authentic Southern flavors that are pungent, delicious and comforting to the senses.

Crab-Okra Gumbo Recipe

How To Make Crab-Okra Gumbo

Seafood soup dish whose origins hail from the Southern American flavors. A taste of the ocean with a kick of spice that\’s worth every bite.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins


  • 1 lb okra, clean, trimmed, stemmed
  • 2 lb crab meat, fresh and picked-over
  • 1 lb shrimp, fresh, shelled and deveined
  • 12 cups chicken stock
  • ½ cup vegetable oil, or canola oil
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 white onion, large, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • tomatoes, (1 can), crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • tabasco sauce, few drops
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • 1 cup veal meat, cubed
  • 2 tbsp butter, or lard
  • ½ cup leeks , or green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 4 cups white rice, long-grained, cooked


  1. Whisk flour and chicken stock in a deep pot.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a stockpot except for the shrimps, butter, green onion or leeks, and chopped parsley.
  3. Heat for 15 to 20 minutes then add your shrimps, green onion or leeks, parsley, and butter to the boiling mixture. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Once done, stir in the herbs and adjust the seasoning. Serve over cooked rice and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 6g
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  • Calcium: 110mg
  • Calories: 479kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 71g
  • Cholesterol: 46mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 689mg
  • Protein: 29g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 1146mg
  • Vitamin A: 726IU
  • Vitamin C: 19mg
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