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Gullah Gumbo with Shrimp
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Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Gullah Gumbo

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 50 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
One-pan meals are a staple of Gullah cuisine. My gumbo is not to be missed. This dish takes time, but let me tell you—you can taste the love in every bite. I like to serve my Crab Rice over the top of the gumbo for an impressive presentation.


Miss Brown's House Seasoning:


  1. Whisk together the oil and flour in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until the roux is the color of peanut butter, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Add the celery, onion, bell pepper and tomatoes and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the gumbo file, House Seasoning, mace, garlic and bay leaves. Cook until fragrant, 1 more minute. Slowly pour in the chicken stock, seafood stock and 1 cup water, whisking until combined. Add the turkey wing.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed, for 1 hour.
  4. Stir in the lima beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the gumbo is thickened, about 2 hours. Add the shrimp during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Remove the bay leaf and discard. Remove the turkey wing. Chop the meat and return it to the gumbo. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with the parsley and green onions. Serve with hot sauce.

Miss Brown's House Seasoning:

Yield: 5 teaspoons
  1. Stir together the garlic and onion powders, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Cook’s Note

The key to the richness of this dish is the roux. Make sure to cook it until it's the color of peanut butter.