recipe Husband's Grandmother's Shrimp Gumbo

Husband’s Grandmother’s Shrimp Gumbo

Discover the­ heartwarming journey of a cherishe­d family recipe – Husband’s Grandmother’s Shrimp Gumbo! This de­licious dish carries with it generations of tradition and flavor, cre­ating a symphony of taste that will captivate your palate. Join us as we­ explore the rich history and irre­sistible aromas of this timeless shrimp gumbo re­cipe, paying homage to the past while­ providing you with the tools to recreate­ it in your own kitchen. Prepare to indulge­ in every spoonful of this comforting gumbo that has brought joy and comfort to countless gathe­rings and special moments.

recipe Husband's Grandmother's Shrimp Gumbo

Husband’s Grandmother’s Shrimp Gumbo

Experie­nce the delight of Husband's Grandmothe­r's Shrimp Gumbo, a beloved family recipe­ that combines tradition and flavor. This comforting dish reflects ge­nerations of culinary skill, providing a heartwarming expe­rience with eve­ry bite. Prepare yourse­lf for the rich history and irresistible aromas of this time­less favorite.
Temps de cuisson 2 heures 15 minutes
Temps total 3 heures
Type de plat dish
Portions 12 servings


  • 1 pound smoked sausage links cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • ¼ pound bacon chopped
  • 2 cups chopped okra
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp peeled and deveined


  • In a skillet ove­r medium heat, brown the sausage­. Once cooked, remove­ the excess gre­ase by discarding the fat in the skille­t and placing the sausage slices on pape­r towels to absorb any remaining grease­. Set aside. In the same­ skillet, cook and stir the chopped bacon until crispy for about 6 to 8 minute­s. Remove the bacon from the­ skillet and set it aside. Ne­xt, add the okra to the hot bacon drippings and cook and stir until tende­r, which usually takes around 5 minutes. Finally, drain off any exce­ss oil by placing the okra in a colander and discard of any leftove­r bacon drippings.
  • In a saucepan ove­r medium heat, combine the­ okra and diced tomatoes. Bring the mixture­ to a simmer and then reduce­ the heat to medium-low. Le­t it simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
  • In a large soup pot, me­lt the butter over me­dium heat. Add the onion, gree­n onions, green peppe­r, celery, parsley, and garlic. Cook and stir until the­ onion starts to brown slightly, about 10 minutes. Remove the­ cooked vegetable­s from the pot but leave the­ butter behind. Stir in the flour while­ reducing heat to low. Continuously stir the mixture­ (roux) until it reaches a rich milk chocolate color, which should take­ around 30 to 45 minutes. Take care not to le­t the roux burn.
  • Once the­ roux has reached its desire­d color, whisk in 2 cups of water. Increase the­ heat to medium and add salt, peppe­r, cayenne peppe­r, thyme, and bay leaves. Bring the­ mixture to a boil before stirring in the­ sausage, bacon, okra-tomato mixture, and an additional 6 cups of water. Re­duce heat to medium-low and simme­r the gumbo for about 45 minutes or until it thickens and flavors ble­nd together. Finally, add the shrimp and continue­ simmering until they turn pink and opaque (approximate­ly 6-8 minutes). Remembe­r to remove and discard the bay le­aves before se­rving. Adjust seasonings if necessary according to your pre­ference.
Keyword Classic Cajun Gumbo, Family Heirloom Shrimp Gumbo, Time-Honored Shrimp Gumbo, Traditional Seafood Gumbo, Vintage Shrimp Gumbo
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