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“From Southern Living "Southern Gumbo originally appeared in our Feb 1971 issue, submitted by Dr. William White of Seguin, TX. Even now we still receive frequent requests for reprints of the recipe." This is very good.”
4hrs 30mins
7 1/2 quarts

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine oil and flour in a large Dutch oven; cook over medium heat until roux is the color of a copper penny.
  2. Stir in celery, onion, green pepper and garlic; add parsley. Cook 45 minutes to 1 hour stirring occasionally.
  3. Fry okra in 2 T hot shortening until browned. Add to gumbo and stir well over low heat for a few minutes.
  4. At this stage, the mixture may be cooled, packaged and frozen or refrigerated for later use.
  5. Add next 12 ingredients; simmer 2 1/2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  6. About 30 minutes before serving, add chicken, crabmeat and shrimp, simmer 30 minutes. Add oysters during.
  7. last 10 minutes of simmering period. Stir in molasses.
  8. Serve over hot rice.

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