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Seafood Gumbo Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carol Scherner
Added: Saturday, August 5, 2006

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 T. flour
1/2 c. shortening
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 c. onion, diced
1/4 c. green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c. celery, chopped
2 lb. peeled raw shrimp
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
3 qts. water
1 lb. crabmeat
1/4 bunch chopped parsley
1/2 t. thyme
3 bay leaves
1 pkg. frozen okra
1/2 pint oysters in juice
salt and pepper to taste
gumbo file (in spice section of grocery stores)

Directions:
Directions:
Make roux with flour and shortening, cooking until light
brown. Add garlic, onion, bell pepper, and cook until
transparent. Add shrimp and tomato sauce; simmer 10
minutes. Stir in water and blend well. Add all other
ingredients except okra and oysters and file. Cook 1
hour; add okra and cook 20 more minutes. Add oysters
and cook 10 minutes more. Serve over steamed white
rice.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Commanders House Restaurant in New Orleans.

 

 

 

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