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Louisiana seafood gumbo
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Louisiana Seafood Gumbo

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 273kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 chorizo ring
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bell pepper cut into cubes
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 2 cups shrimp
  • 6 cups chicken stock fish stock also works
  • 2 cups Okra sliced (or green beans or peas if you prefer)
  • 4 cups mussels
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice approximately the juice of 1 lemon


  • Place a large pan over high heat and add the olive oil.
  • Cut the chorizo into small cubes and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add chopped onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until translucent.
  • Add garlic and stir for 1 more minute.
  • Add cubed bell pepper and stir once again to combine.
  • Sprinkle over the chipotle powder and Cajun spice mix, stirring to avoid sticking. The mixture will seem dry but this will release the full flavor of the spices.
  • Add your hot sauce of choice, the tomatoes, and shrimp. Then pour over the broth.
  • When the pan comes back to boil, add the okra, then lay the mussels on top to steam.
  • Cook with the lid on for around 5 minutes or until all of the mussels are open.
  • Serve with rice or crusty bread and a squeeze of lemon juice.



Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 970mg | Potassium: 648mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2189IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 4mg