Photo: John Dolan
Prep Time
15 Mins
Other Time
35 Mins
Makes 6 servings

Here is an adaptation of Lucy Buffett's Crazy Sista Seafood Gumbo recipe, which has directions like "stir until your arm is about to fall off." You can find the original recipe at

How to Make It

Step 1

Place the sausage in a saucepan and fill with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the onion, celery, and green pepper and cook until softened (but not browned), about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, okra, and reserved sausage, cover, and bring to a boil. Continue cooking, covered, over high heat for 5 minutes.

Step 3

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and 1/2 cup of water. Stir the flour mixture, salt, spices, and Worcestershire sauce into the pot, cover, and cook over high heat for another 10 minutes.

Step 4

Add the scallions, shrimp, and crabmeat, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the bay leaf, stir in the parsley, and remove from heat. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve over rice.

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