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Shrimp and Crab Gumbo

Shrimp and Crab Gumbo.

Recipe provided by Mount Pleasant Seafood.


  • ½ tablespoon crushed dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Remaining Ingredients

  • 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 chopped green peppers
  • 4 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans of beef broth, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound of chopped okra
  • 12 ounces of lump crab meat
  • 3 cups hot cooked long-grain rice
  • 1 bunch Scallions
  • 1 dash of hot sauce


  1. Mix together Cajun spice mix and set aside.
  2. Rinse shrimp and pat dry, setting aside.
  3. Cook flour in a skillet, stirring frequently for about 6 minutes until it is browned, put in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large Dutch oven or stew pot over medium-high heat, sauté onions, bell pepper, celery and garlic until tender.
  5. Slowly whisk 1 can of beef broth into browned flour. Add this mixture, the other can of broth, 1 cup of water and spice mix to your Dutch oven or stew pot. Stir in okra. Bring a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Add shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes until shrimp is pink, then gently stir in crab meat. Serve with rice and garnish with scallions.

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