Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 2 quarts water
  • 3 lbs shrimp (cleaned)
  • 2 dozen crabs (cleaned)
  • 1 quart oyster, reserve liquid from oysters (drained)
  • 2 teaspoons file powder
  • rice (cooked)


  1. Brown flour in a frying pan with oil until it turns brown.
  2. This is called a Roux.
  3. Add your onions Cook them until they are soft.
  4. Pour into a bigger pot, add your water and the liquid from oysters.
  5. Cook to boil and then add your shrimp, crabs, salt and pepper.
  6. Boil 20 minutes, then add the oysters.
  7. Add enough water to make the amount of liquid you would want for your meal.
  8. Cook the oysters about 10 minutes.
  9. Add your file powder and its ready to eat.
  10. Serve over rice.


Most Helpful

Finally, a REAL CAJUN gumbo - made without tomato or chicken broth! You can't beat the old standard gumbo recipe, no matter what meats or seafood you use.

Cajun Cooker December 15, 2005

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