This recipe won’t have too many measurements.  Most are “to taste.”  Liv has been making this so long, she does it automatically.

  • Crab legs, washed
  • Seasoning salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Gumbo file (2 tsp plus 2 TB)
  • Celery, chopped
  • Bell pepper, chopped
  • Onion, chopped
  • Garlic, minced
  • Chicken legs
  • Sausage (andouille is good)
  • Gravy (in a jar)
  • Corn starch (1 TB dissolved in 1 cup cold water)
  • Shrimp, cleaned and deveined

Place crab legs in a huge, deep pot and add water 3/4 full.  Put on high heat to boil.  Once it begins boiling, turn down to medium-high heat and add seasonings including 2 tsp of the file.  Add vegetables and boil another 30 minutes.  Add chicken legs and sausage and boil another 45 minutes.  Add 2 TB of file, stir and scrape.  Add gravy and corn starch, stir.  Add shrimp and turn off heat.  Serve with rice.  Liv prefers black rice, but any rice will do.

Liv's gumbo

Liv’s gumbo

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