I love cooking anything in the crockpot, why I had never thought of making my favorite dish, Cajun Seafood Gumbo in the crockpot is beyond me. I saw a recipe for crockpot Cajun Seafood Gumbo on Youtube and had to try it, after all, I love all seafood and gumbo and I also love my crockpot so it was an obvious match made in Heaven for me. The recipe couldn’t be easier, I just threw all these ingredients into the crockpot, (no pre-cooking necessary).
Recipe for Cajun Seafood Gumbo in a Slow Cooker
- One large onion
- one bell pepper
- three sausages
- four stalks of celery roughly chopped
- 5 minced garlic cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 4 Bay Leaves
- 2 cups of chicken broth
- two cups of water.
- 1 lb. of peeled deveined raw shrimp
- 1 lb. of boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 lb. of crab claws
- 1/2 pound of chopped okra
- 2 tbsp. Creole Kick from Smoky Joe
- 6 or 7 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 2 cans of Hunts Fire Roasted Tomatoes
So you start this Seafood Gumbo by making a Roux with oil and flour in a cast-iron skillet then at the end add your onion, celery, and bell pepper.
Then I added My cooked roux to the crockpot wit all my ingredients except the seafood and I cooked it on high for 4 hours.
Now once it got done I added the shrimp and the crab claws and let it cook another 30 minutes.
This is a delicious Seafood Gumbo Recipe if you don’t have seafood you can just use chicken and sausage. Chicken and sausage gumbo is also very delicious and the basis of this recipe.