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Seafood Gumbo From the New Basic's Cookbook


Seafood Gumbo From the New Basic's Cookbook recipe













Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


8 ounces sausage, cajun-style
or kielbasa, cut in 1 inch slices
cup olive oil
1 pound okra
stems removed, (frozen and thawed okay)
2 cups onions
1 cup sweet red bell peppers
4 Cloves garlic
5 cups chicken broth
3 cups italian plum (roma) tomatoes
whole, canned, drained, slightly crushed
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
1 each bay leaves
1 pound shrimp
peeled and deveined
12 ounces sea scallops
12 ounces lobster meat
8 ounces crab meat
2 tablespoons parsley leaves
fresh, chopped


  1. In large dutch oven, sauté sausage until brown (approx. 15 minutes). Remove from pot and set aside.

  2. Add ½ of oil to pot. Add okra and cook over medium heat until slightly soft (approx. 15 minutes). Add remaining oil and onions, bell peppers, and garlic. Stir and cook 10 minutes.

  3. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, cumin, cayenne, salt & pepper, and bay leaf. Simmer 30 minutes.

  4. Add cooked sausage, shrimp, and scallops. Simmer 5 minutes. Add lobster, crabmeat, and parsley, adjust seasonings, and heat through (2-3 min.)


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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I've made this recipe several times and love it, but am puzzled as to why the original recipe in the New Basics cookbook doesn't call for adding the sausage back in. Anduoille sausage is spicy and in addition to the cayenne has resulted in comments from guests that the gumbo is too "hot". Perhaps the browned sausage fat for flavor is all that was originally intended to be in the recipe. Or did the authors/editors not catch that omission?

almost 3 years ago

That's it?? Just One recipe with these three Great ingredients??

about 2 months ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 916g (32.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 59838% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 39%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 303mg 101%
Sodium 1328mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 27%
Sugars g
Protein 124g
Vitamin A 63% Vitamin C 159%
Calcium 31% Iron 48%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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