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Seafood Gumbo Recipe

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This recipe for Seafood Gumbo, by , is from The Ruli Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Sunday, October 11, 2009


1 lb. shrimp
1 lb. crabmeat
1 c. okra
1 c. oil
1 c. flour
2 c. diced onions
1 c. diced celery
1 c. diced bell peppers
1/4 c. minced garlic
3 qt. shellfish stock
2 c. sliced green onions
1/2 c. chopped parsley
salt and cayenne pepper to taste
cooked white rice

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the flour, stirring constantly until dark brown is achieved. Add onions, celery, bell peppers and garlic. Saute about 5 minutes or until vegetables are wilted. Stir in the okra. Slowly add the hot shellfish stock, one ladle at a time, stirring constantly. Simmer and cook for 30 minutes. Add green onions and parsley. Season to taste with salt and cayenne pepper. Add shrimp and cook an additional 5 - 6 minutes. Then add lump crabmeat and cook for 5 minutes.

Optional: 1/2 c. of diced tomatoes, 1/2 lb. sliced andouille sausage, 2 dozen oysters

These 3 ingredients may be added during the cooking process - if desired.

Gumbo should be served over rice.




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