Crab, Crayfish and Andouille Gumbo

Calling all crab, crayfish and andouille sausage lovers! Try this delicious recipe from chef, author and host of Bizarre Foods America, Andrew Zimmern.

Related To:

Freshly steamed blue crab caught in the Chesapeake Bay

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients

1 lb. jumbo lump blue crab meat
1 lb. crayfish tail meat
1 lb. Andouille sausage, sliced thin
3 cups shucked oysters and reserved juices
8 tbs. flour
8 tbs. canola oil
1 cup each of diced celery, onion and red bell pepper
2 cups sliced fresh okra
12 ounces diced tomatoes in their own juice
3 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
3 tbs. gumbo file powder (ground sassafras)
1 habanero or Scotch bonnet chili, minced (Dried chiles are also a fine substitute.)
5 cups chicken stock
3 cups fish stock or clam juice
1 tbs. dried thyme
3 cloves minced garlic
1 bay leaf

Directions
Place the flour and oil in a large, well-insulated soup pot over medium heat.

Stir every 45 seconds as the roux turns blond, then brown, then dark brown. This will take as much as 20 minutes, but it is what makes the gumbo so good!

When the stock is very dark brown and aromatic, add the vegetables, Andouille sausage, herbs, spices and garlic.

Saute until onions are glassy; add the tomatoes and stir.
Add the stock and Worcestershire sauce.
Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to maintain a simmer, and simmer for 60 to 70 minutes.
Add the seafood and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper, and serve with rice, or while passing crusty bread at the table!

Next Up

Dungeness Crab, Oyster and Corn Fritters

Try Andrew's recipe for Dungeness crab, oyster and corn fritters, inspired by his visit to Seattle.

Interview With Andrew Zimmern

Travel Channel talks one-on-one with Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern in an in-depth Q & A about his life as an foodie, world traveler and family man.

Andrew Zimmern's Favorite 'Bizarre Foods' Dishes

Andrew recounts his 10 most mouthwatering encounters of the 'Bizarre Foods' kind.

Andrew's 12 Favorite Bites on the Road

Andrew recommends 12 foodie destinations worth a detour.

Things Andrew Doesn't Leave Home Without

Take a look at Andrew Zimmern's must-have list of things he doesn't leave home without when traveling.

Andrew Zimmern's Guide to Montreal

See where the 'Bizarre Foods' host went on his trip to this Canadian treasure.

Andrew Zimmern's Guide to Minnesota's Twin Cities

Here are Andrew's 10 favorite restaurants, fairs, farmers markets and must-do activities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, where he lives.

On TV

Food Paradise

10am | 9c

Food Paradise

11am | 10c

Fear the Woods

12pm | 11c
7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
9pm | 8c
10pm | 9c
12am | 11c
1am | 12c
2am | 1c

Stream discovery+

Your favorite shows, personalities and exclusive originals. All in one place.

Subscribe Now

What's New in Shows

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Travel Channel in your favorite social media feeds.