Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Seafood Gumbo

Who doesn't love a big bowl of soup on a cold evening? Soup is a fantastic comfort food and winter warmer - but don't think that stops me from making this type of recipe all year round!

Seafood gumbo is my number one favorite soup. I love the combination of the spicy tomato-based broth, spicy chorizo sausage and fresh seafood. Don't like seafood? Swap for chicken!

This is another of my terrible photo updates. I posted this recipe back in April 2014. Before the days of my fancy DLSR camera and any sort of photography skill - let alone editing skill. I used "needing to retake photographs" as a perfect excuse to remake this deliciousness in September 2014.

Seafood Gumbo

Serves 4 - 6

1 Onion, finely diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 red chilli, finely diced
100 g (3.5 oz) Chorizo, sliced
1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
420 g (14.8 oz) can condensed tomato soup
2 x 400 g (14 oz) can diced tomatoes (I used Mexican spiced)
4 Cups vegetable stock
400 g white flesh fish, cut into pieces
300 g raw prawn meat

1. Heat a dash of oil in a large saucepan, cook pepper, onion, chilli, and chorizo for about 3 minutes. Add the condensed soup, tomatoes, stock, herbs, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

2. Add the seafood and cook for a further 5 minutes.

3. Serve gumbo accompanied with a chunky, crusty bread.


  1. Looks great! I love seafood. Please come share tomorrow at the Anything Goes Bacon Time linky.

    1. Thanks very much Mindie :) I will definitely bring it over to the linky!

  2. I miss making gumbo and I love prawns! Thanks for sharing, Nicole (hey we have the same name). :)

    Btw, thanks for linking up with Let's Get Real!

  3. I cannot wait to start making fish soups again! Right now, it's just way too hot! ha ah!

  4. My two favorite things in 1 bowl, seafood and soup. I really need to make this.

  5. Wow this looks delicious! Chorizo & seafood? Yes, please!

  6. I love the simplicity as well as the flavor profile of this soup...will be perfect for chilly nights!

  7. Love the simplicity as well as the flavor profile of this soup! Perfect for chilly nights!...

  8. This is a great pic. It is very inviting.

  9. This is an outstanding looking seafood gumbo!

  10. Seafood gumbo is such a great dish! Here in Maryland we eat gumbo a lot!