Doc's Seafood Gumbo

Recipe by ratherbeswimmin
READY IN: 1hr 55mins




  • Heat oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over med-high heat.
  • Add in chicken; saute 5 minutes or until browned.
  • Remove chicken, reserving drippings in stockpot.
  • Add onion, bell pepper, and celery; saute 4 minutes or until tender.
  • Gradually add 7 cups water, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of stockpot.
  • Return chicken to stockpot.
  • Combine gravy mix and 1 cup water, stirring well.
  • Add gravy mixture, parsley flakes, and the next 10 ingredients to stockpot.
  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Decrease heat, and simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Peel shrimp and devein.
  • Add fish to gumbo mixture; cook 5 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and crabmeat; cook 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  • Add file powder; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally or until thickened.
  • Remove and discard bay leaves.
  • Remove gumbo from heat; serve over hot rice.