Cajun Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6


  • 1 1/4 pounds medium shrimp
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen cut okra
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun spices (store bought or homemade, see the recipe below)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red chilies
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups seafood or chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup red-brown roux
  • 1 teaspoon file powder, optional

  • Cajun Vegetables:
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • 1 celery stalk
How to cook Cajun Shrimp Gumbo:
  • To prepare Cajun Vegetables: Peel, trim and finely chop the vegetables.
  • Combine okra and crushed tomatoes in a pan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
  • Cook the Cajun vegetable in butter for 2-3 minutes, add garlic and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Add okra and tomato mixture to Cajun vegetables with tomato paste, Cajun spices, bay leaves, allspice, crushed red chilies, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Stir for 2 minutes. Add stock and roux and cook 15 minutes more.
  • Add shrimp and simmer gently until just cooked, season to taste and stir in the file powder, if using.

Cajun Spices Recipe

Cajun Spices Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
How to cook Cajun Spices:
    Mix the spices together and store in a spice jar.


The Cajun Shrimp Gumbo recipe easy to prepare and so good!


Gumbo is a stew or soup originating in Louisiana which is popular across the Gulf Coast of the United States and into the U.S. South. It consists primarily of a strong stock, meat and/or shellfish, a thickener, and the vegetable "holy trinity" of celery, bell peppers, and onion. The soup is traditionally served over rice.

This recipe for Cajun Shrimp Gumbo serves/makes: 6

The Cajun Shrimp Gumbo recipe is adopted from The California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena - November 8, 2005.

Main Ingredient: Shrimp (more Shrimp recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: Cajun (more Cajun recipes)

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