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Grilled-Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Grilled-Shrimp Gumbo

Leave the soup pot in the cupboard! Succulent shrimp and spicy andouille sausage team up with sweet onion, tomatoes, and okra for a delicious dish that tastes like gumbo but doesn't take hours to cook. For less spice, substitute pork or turkey kielbasa for the andouille.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 12 ounces andouille sausage, halved lengthwise
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 3/4 pound finger-size okra, stems trimmed
  • 1 onion, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rings
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into eight pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into eight pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Creole or Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • Cooked rice


  1. Place the shrimp, sausage, tomatoes, okra, onion, and peppers in a large bowl. Add the oil and Creole or Cajun seasoning, and toss to coat the ingredients. Thread the shrimp, tomatoes, okra, and onion onto separate skewers. Shortcut: Use a grilling basket instead of skewers for the vegetables.
  2. Prepare the grill for cooking. If using a gas grill, start it on high, then reduce the temperature to medium-high as soon as the grill is heated.
  3. Place the vegetables on the hottest part of the grill. Arrange the sausage over slightly cooler heat and the shrimp at the edges of the grill. Cook, turning once or twice, until the shrimp is opaque, the sausage is cooked through, and the vegetables are tender and slightly charred, about 8 to 10 minutes (shrimp may take less time to cook). Slice the sausage, onion, and bell peppers into bite-size pieces, then transfer them, along with the other ingredients, to a large bowl.
  4. Toss the meat and vegetable mixture with the ketchup and green onions. Cover the mixture tightly with plastic wrap and let the vegetables steam and wilt slightly, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the plastic wrap from the bowl. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper, and Creole or Cajun seasoning to your liking. Serve over cooked rice. Serves 6.

Nutritional Information

Per serving (1-1/2 cups): Calories 275 ● Total Fat 9 g (13% DV) ● Saturated Fat 2 g (8% DV) ● Cholesterol 162 mg (54% DV) ● Sodium

702 mg (29% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 20 g (7% DV) ● Fiber 5 g (20% DV) ● Sugars 10 g ● Protein 31 g (62% DV) ● Vitamin A (57% DV) ● Vitamin C (180% DV) ● Iron (23% DV)

Percent daily values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.