Seafood Gumbo is probably one of my all-time favorite meals when the weather starts to cool. It is so hearty and full of flavor. It’s also the perfect party food. One pot feeds so many. Usually when we are having a party I make a pot of this Seafood Gumbo and a pot of my Sausage & Chicken Gumbo. I serve both with rice, potato salad (if you like), and french bread.
I usually make a dark roux gumbo, thick and spicy. My secret for a great gumbo is seasoning the roux. I season it with lots of garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, thyme, and (my secret ingredient) crushed coriander seed. This was my Nanny’s secret and her gumbo was always exceptional.
In my Seafood Gumbo, I add shrimp, crab, oysters, and okra (of course). I also add a little sausage and chicken to the gumbo because nothing is worse than getting to the bottom of the pot only to find there’s no more delicious meat.