Camping Recipes

Seafood Gumbo


Makes 10

  • 6 chicken breasts (bone-in)
  • 4 qt chicken broth
  • 3 pound(s) shrimp, peeled
  • 1 1/2 c fresh crabmeat
  • 1 1/2 c fresh okra, sliced
  • 2 cans tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • liquid crab boil to taste
  • 1 box Wondra® flour
  • 3/4 c bacon grease


Boil chicken breasts (bone-in), reserve stock, de-bone chicken. Make a roux with bacon grease or used oil, and flour. Add onions, okra and tomatoes - then chicken broth. Add chicken and crabmeat. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add shrimp, and simmer 10 minutes. Once the gumbo is fully assembled, add approx. 1 tsp of the liquid crab boil to flavor. It is very strong - so add a little and taste. Then, if desired, carefully add more, realizing that the crab boil intensifies over time, getting hotter and hotter - much like cayenne or any other strong pepper. Serve the gumbo with white rice.

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