Seafood Gumbo

Recipe by papergoddess
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 14
    cup oil
  • 3 -4
    tablespoons flour
  • 2
    onions, chopped
  • 2
    stalks celery, chopped
  • 1
    (1 lb) bag frozen chopped okra
  • 1
    (16 ounce) can whole tomatoes, w/liquid
  • 4 -5
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 -3
    tablespoons crab boil, tied in cheesecloth
  • salt & pepper
  • hot pepper sauce
  • 2
    lbs raw shrimp, peeled
  • 1
    lb crabmeat or 2 cans crabmeat
  • 1
    pint oyster (OPTIONAL)
  • 1
    lb firm white fish fillet (halibut, white fish, cod)
  • 1
    tablespoon gumbo file powder
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • To make a roux, heat oil, add flour and cook over medium heat until VERY dark but not scorched, stirring constantly. If using butter, be very careful because it burns easily. Set aside.
  • In large dutch oven, saute onion, celery, and okra until limp.
  • Add roux, broth, tomatoes, garlic, bay leaves, crab boil packet, and salt and pepper. (NOTE: If you can't find Crab Boil at your grocery, please refer to recipe # 3252 by Candie Yoder or # 34801 by Miller)
  • Simmer for 2 hours.
  • 10 minutes before serving, add all raw fish and seafood and the file powder.
  • Simmer until done, but do not boil.
  • Serve over bowls of rice.
Advertisement