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Seafood Gumbo made easy


Either ready cooked chicken chunks or pieces of fish can also be used instead of the shrimp

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  • If desired:
  • 1 box Zatarain's New Orleans Style Gumbo mix with rice
  • 1 box Zatarain's Dirty Rice
  • 1 to 2 cups frozen cut okra
  • 1 lb. either frozen or fresh shrimp peeled, deveined,and tails off
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage sliced
  • gumbo file if desired
  • 6 to 7 cups of water (more if needed)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • single serve ready cooked microwavable rice



Step 1

In large soup pot: add water, both boxes of Zatarain's, frozen okra, and sausage. If using frozen shrimp, defrost before cooking. Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes. If more liquid is desired either add the extra water or use canned tomatoes. If a stronger flavor is desired add 1 to 2 tsps. gumbo file. Add shrimp and simmer for 10 minutes. Either serve it that way or microwave single cups of rice and empty container in center of large soup bowl, then ladle soup around the rice.

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