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Basic Seafood Gumbo Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
learion lewis

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 cups crabmeat
2 pounds shrimp,in shells
3 quarts water
2 small bay leaves
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 small onion,cut in wedges
salt and black pepper
parsley
2 pounds okra,sliced
4 tablespoons bacon grease,divided
4 tomatoes,peeled & chopped
2 onions,finely chopped
2 green peppers,finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper,or to taste
4 tablespoon brown roux
reserved shrimp stock
parsley
hot cooked rice

Directions:
Directions:
In a large Dutch oven boil the water with bay leaves,lemon juice,onion wedges,salt,pepper,and parsley. Wash shrimp and add to pot;; boil for 2minutes. Peel shrimp and return shells to the stock for later use. Put shrimp and crab meat in refrigerator until ready to add to gumbo. Saute okra in 2tablespoons bacon grease in large skillet. The okra will turn darker as it cooks. When okra is soft,transfer to a stew pot and add tomatoes. Stir and mix together well. Clean skillet and heat remaining 2 tablespoons bacon grease. Saute' the chopped onion,green pepper,and red pepper. when soft,add to the stew pot. In saucepan,warm the roux;strain shrimp stock and stir into the roux. When well-blended,add to large stew pot with the other ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours,adding more strained stock if needed. Taste and add salt,pepper,thyme, and parsley to taste. Simmer for 1 to 2 hours longer;add the shrimp and crab meat and cook for 15 more minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 to 8

 

 

 

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