SEAFOOD GUMBO BY SALLYE

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

If you love Cajun food, you're going to love this recipe.

Bonus: It's easy to make.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/4 c
olive oil
1/3 c
all purpose flour
1/2 lb
thick sliced okra, preferably fresh
1 medium
chopped onion
1 medium
green bell pepper, chopped
3
ribs chopped celery
1 lb
uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined
1/2 lb
shredded crab meat or diced white fish
2 clove
minced garlic
2 Tbsp
homemade creole seasoning **(recipe link follows)
2 c
chicken broth
2 can(s)
petite diced tomatoes (14 oz ea)
4
green onion, trimmed and chopped including green shoots

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large heavy pot over medium heat, cook oil and flour, stirring constantly, for about 15 minutes, until you have a copper colored roux.

Add okra, onion, celery, peppers, and garlic into pot with roux; continue cooking for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add tomatoes and broth into pot and bring to a boil.

Add seasoning and seafood into pot and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Divide into serving bowls and top with green onions.
2
** You can use commercial creole seasoning such as Zatarain's if you don't want to make your own.

For spicier gumbo, use 3 tablespoons creole seasoning or add 1 dash tabasco sauce

You may also add 1/2 lb smoked sausage to mixture for extra flavor
3
Good served over cooked steamed rice.
4
NOTE: IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO SHELLFISH, AS MANY OF US ARE JUST SUBSTITUTE CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE FOR THE SHRIMP & CRAB.

FROZEN OKRA IS ACCEPTABLE IF FRESH IS NOT AVALABLE. THAW IN COLANDER SO THAT LIQUID DRAINS OFF OF IT BEFORE YOU START COOKING IT.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish Soups
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #okra