Cold Crab Gumbo

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings


1/2cup chopped celery
1/2cup chopped onion
1/4cup chopped green pepper
3tablespoons butter
1 3/4cups sliced fresh okra
8cups chicken broth
1 3/4cups canned Italian plum tomatoes
1/2cup white long grain rice
1 1/4cups lump crab meat, shelled and cartilage removed
-- Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Saute celery, onion and green pepper in butter until vegetables are soft.
  2. Add okra, chicken broth, tomatoes and rice.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour.  Cool and refrigerate.
  4. Stir in crab meat.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve well chilled.


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Annapolis’ Of Tide Thyme(the Junior League of Annapolis, Maryland, 1995).