"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Libba's Gumbo Recipe

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This recipe for Libba's Gumbo, by , is from Grits to Gourmet, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Margaret Roberts
Added: Saturday, April 29, 2006


4 T. bacon grease
7 T. flour
2 onions chopped
1 c. celery chopped
1 large bell pepper chopped
1 clove garlic
6 c. chicken stock(4 cans broth)
2 bay leaves
dash cayenne
1 can tomato puree(1 lb.)
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. parsley
1 1/2 lb. okra
1 lb. crab meat
1 1/2 to 2 lb. shrimp
1 pt. oysters
1 c. white wine

Saute onions, celery, bell pepper & garlic in bacon grease until
tender. Add flour, stock, bay leaves, tomato puree, parsley,
salt, pepper, & cayenne. At last add okra and let get tender but
don't boil. Then add crab meat, shrimp, oysters, wine &
Worcestershire. Serve over rice.




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