King Crab and Jumbo Shrimp Gumbo

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Creole Spice Mix:

  • 1 Tbsp Sweet Paprika
  • 3/4 tsp dried Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1 tsp ground dried Thyme

Gumbo Ingredients:

  • 1 large Onion, diced
  • 1 Celery Rib, diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 3/4 cups canned Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups canned Tomatoes, seeded with juice
  • 5 oz trimmed Okra
  • 8 oz bottle Clam Broth
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbsp fresh Chives, snipped
  • 2 tsp Creole Spice Mix
  • 1 lb raw Jumbo Shrimp, shelled
  • 1 lb King Crab Meat
  • 1 tsp File Powder


Combine all the ingredients for the creole spice mix. Mix in a screw-top jar. Cover, shake well, and set aside. Combine onion, green pepper, celery, garlic, and 4 Tbsp of chicken broth in a large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. As soon as the boil is reached, lower the heat to medium and simmer, covered, until the vegetables are tender, about 6 to 7 minutes.

Stir in the tomatoes, okra, the remaining chicken broth, clam broth, tomato paste, chives, and creole spice mix. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low so the liquid just simmers. Simmer 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover the pan, add shrimp and king crab. Cook over medium heat just until shrimp are pink, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the file powder. Let gumbo stand, covered, 2 to 3 minutes before serving. Can optionally be served over your favorite pasta or rice.