Crawdad Gumbo


We love crawdads around our house. This recipe comes from my aunt who's gumbo always turns out best for some reason.




1 pound crawdads, cooked & cleaned

8oz. salt pork, cubed small

1/2 pound fresh okra "frozen if you have to"

1 med brown onion

1 can whole tomatoes

8oz frozen corn

1 teaspoon parsley flakes

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 pint half & half

2 cups water

salt to taste

pepper to taste


In a large skillet, fry salt pork until browned. Add onion, cook until tender, stirring often. Add water, okra, corn, tomatoes, and all seasonings, simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add half & half, and crawdads, simmer for 10 minutes. ENJOY!

Add lima beans and cut beans, simmer for another 30 minutes. Adjust consistency with flour or water, serve.

Serve with wild rice, scallop potatoes, and sliced pickled beets.


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