low-carb gumbo recipe

The cravings I have had for cajun and creole cooking have not quit since I left New Orleans in April 2018. One trip and I am hooked on the southern city!

NOLA has the most unique cuisine I’ve ever experienced in my entire life. The history of French, Spanish, African and Carribean settlers created the culturally rich cuisine known as Creole. While Cajun originated from French settlers who came to Lousiana from Canada. The traditions and cultures of these folks blended together to create the most incredibly mouth-watering dishes from gumbo to jambalaya.

I use cajun and creole seasoning interchangeably, depending on what I’m craving. Since I was in the mood for a dish that felt a little more authentic then my typical over-seasoned dinners (and I live in New England, so it’s not the easiest thing to find) I went for it and made some gumbo – keto style!

One lesson I learned in NOLA about cajun and creole is that both styles of cooking always contain the “holy trinity.” That’s chopped green peppers, onions, and celery. All of which, you’ll find in this recipe. I probably dug through 5 different keto versions of gumbo on google and came up with this mix. I kept it as low in carbs as possible, but if you aren’t following a low-carb diet, add more veggies and swap the almond flour for regular! It is 9g net carbs per serving, but I did calculate a big serving as this is something I may have on OMAD. You can easily fill up on half a serving if you are pairing with a salad or something else for dinner!

I did not calculate for the miracle noodle rice I threw in, as it is optional. Enjoy!

keto gumbo

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: time-consuming
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ingredients & instructions:

5 tbsp of butter
1/4 cup almond flour
1/2 yellow onion
1 celery stalk
1 green bell pepper
3 garlic cloves
3 tbsp sugar free cajun or creole seasoning (you pick! and feel free to add more 🔥)
smoked andouille sausage – sliced
1 can (14.5 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
20 large shrimp
salt/pepper to taste

ingredients & instructions in order to make your life easier:

5 tbsp of butter
1/4 cup almond flour
swiftly mix together on low heat and leave for 10 minutes while you chop the…
1/2 yellow onion
1 celery stalk
1 green bell pepper
3 garlic cloves
stir in and allow to sit in the flour coating for 5 min
add your:
3 tbsp sugar free cajun or creole seasoning
smoked andouille sausage – sliced
1 can (14.5 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
stir and allow it to boil, then simmer for 45 minutes
*i never follow a recipe that takes this long but omg it’s worth it. the flavor is just wow!
after the simmer, add in:
20 large shrimp
cook until pink – 10 min or so
add salt/pepper to taste

top with scallions and serve with your favorite rice!

nutritional information per serving, serves 4:

9g net carbs (11g total)
47g fat
43g protein
646 calories

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