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Seafood Gumbo

If you like seafood gumbo here’s a great recipe that only takes 30 mins to make and contains a whopping 4 weight watcher points for 2 cups. This recipe is super filling and really tasty. It’s 100% husband approved and that’s coming from a hubby who’s had authentic gumbo down south. I will be making this recipe again and again it was that delicious.


  • 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1/2 lb lump crabmeat (real crab meat not artificial)
  • 1/2 lb okra, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 large celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cups fat free vegetable broth
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves, mined
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp light margine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Spray a large, non-stick pot with with non-fat cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Add in garlic okra, bell pepper, onions, and celery. Cook until veggies are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Transfer vegetables to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Make the roux by adding the butter to the skillet, and then add in the flour; stir until blended. Continue to cook, stirring constantly for about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Slowly add the broth into the pot, continuously stirring to remove lumps, and bring to a slow simmer.
  5. Add in the thyme, bay leaves, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and tomatoes.
  6. Add the cooked vegetables back into the skillet and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the shrimp and crabmeat and simmer until shrimp are cooked, about 3-5 minutes.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Billie

    Please send to me

  2. Marjorie

    This is a very good recipe, but I also add oysters.

    1. Amanda

      I’m glad you made this recipe your own and enjoyed the recipe. I will try oysters or mussels one day … because I LOVE mussels.

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