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Shrimp Gumbo Recipe for the GAPS Intro Diet

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Jaclyn


  • 3 qts chicken or seafood stock
  • 1 lb raw peeled shrimp
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 8-10 oz wild caught fish planks we use salmon
  • 10 oz cauliflower rice
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 3 tsp salt divided


  • Bring chicken stock to a low boil over medium-high heat.
  • Meanwhile, combine pork with 1 tsp salt, mix well, and form one inch balls, dropping them into the stock as they're done.
  • Add shrimp and fish to stock, along with tomato puree, onion, pressed garlic, and 1-2 tsp salt (add more to taste later).
  • Turn heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add cauliflower rice and simmer for 15 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and use a large spoon or fork to break up the fish planks and disperse through the soup.
  • Allow to cool before serving.


Considerations for more advanced stages
As you progress through the stages, you can "upgrade" this shrimp gumbo recipe by first sauteing the onion and garlic in about 1/4 cup ghee before adding the remaining ingredients.
In addition, you can experiment with the following spices, as tolerated in later stages: fresh parsley (stage two), pepper, cayenne, and bay leaves.
Once you start adding fermented vegetables, kimchi is a perfect complement to this dish.