Buddy Guy’s Seafood Okra Gumbo


  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 lb sliced okra, frozen is fine
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3 cups shrimp or fish stock(make your own with the shrimp shells or use fish flavor bouillon cubes, such as Knorr’s, found in the soup aisle at the supermarket)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 lb crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. of any of our Cayenne Hot Sauce
  • Hot cooked rice


Heat oil in dutch oven or large cast iron skillet over medium heat.

Add onion, bell pepper and okra, cook 5 minutes, stirring often.

Add tomatoes, garlic, about 3 cups of stock, Cajun seasoning and salt.

Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in shrimp, crabmeat, parsley and hot sauce.

Cook 5 minutes or until shrimp are done.

Add additional stock if gumbo is too thick.

Serve over hot rice.

Enjoy with garlic bread and your favorite cold brew!

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