Slow Cooker Seafood Gumbo

Slow Cooker Seafood Gumbo with Cauliflower Rice

Slow Cooker Seafood Gumbo with Cauliflower Rice

PSA: Mardi Gras falls on February 17th this year. I love any excuse to make/consume Cajun food, but Fat Tuesday itself is always the best. Are you prepared? Well, here’s one way to get on it, with a slow cooker recipe for seafood gumbo. And you can certainly eat it as per tradition with regular rice, but I’m here to tell you that cauliflower rice? Totally works! 

Slow Cooker Seafood Gumbo
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Not only does slow cooker work for a fantastic seafood gumbo, it turns out cauliflower rice is great with it, too.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Cajun
Serves: 8 servings
  • 4 cups fish or seafood stock
  • ⅓ cup clarified butter/ghee
  • ⅓ cup rice flour
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 14 ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 10 ounce bag chopped okra
  • 1 pound andouille chicken sausage
  • 3 cloves garlic. minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound bay scallops
  • 1 pound bay shrimp (cooked)
  • 3 scallions, chopped (whites and greens)
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • 1 head cauliflower rice (see link in Notes for recipe)
  1. Heat stock in slow cooker.
  2. Combine ghee and rice flour in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Whisk continuously until roux turns a deep golden brown. This will take about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Stir onions, celery, and bell pepper into roux. Cook stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, until vegetables start to soften.
  4. Transfer mixture to slow cooker. Add tomatoes, okra, andouille, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, salt, and cayenne.
  5. Cook for 4 hours on high.
  6. Add scallops and cook for another half hour.
  7. Add shrimp and half the scallions and and cook for another 10 minutes.
  8. Serve over cauliflower rice, topped with remaining scallions and Tabasco sauce as desired.
A great Cauliflower Rice Recipe here:

Some of our other favorite Cajun recipes:

Meatless Mardi Gras Muffuletta
Portabella Ettouffee
Vegan King Cake
Chicken Thigh and Andouille Gumbo

— posted by Anne


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