Heart Healthy Shrimp Gumbo With Cajun Spice Mix

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 40mins




  • Thaw shrimp, if frozen.
  • Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired.
  • Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels.
  • In a medium skillet, cook flour over medium heat about 6 minutes or until brown, stirring often.
  • Transfer to a medium bowl; set aside.
  • In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add onion, sweet pepper, celery, and garlic; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Slowly whisk broth into browned flour.
  • Add broth mixture, water, and Cajun Spice Mix to Dutch oven.
  • Stir in okra.
  • Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add shrimp; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp is pink.
  • To Serve:
  • spoon gumbo into 8 bowls. Top each serving with rice, a shrimp, and a green onion, if desired.
  • If desired, pass hot pepper sauce. Makes 8 (1-1/4 cups gumbo plus 1/3 cup rice) servings.
  • Cajun Spice Mix: In a small bowl, combine 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed; 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper; 1/4 teaspoon salt; 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper; and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper.