Carol V's Seafood Gumbo

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Recipe by Carol V.

It took me a few years to perfect this recipe, as my Gumbo expectations are very high. After suffering through many failures, this was the keeper. Hope you enjoy it. If you try it, please let me know your thoughts.

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  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven. Add flour, and cook over medium heat 10 15 minutes, stirring constantly, until roux is the color of a copper penny. Stir in onions, celery and bell pepper: cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add next 6 ingredients and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in chicken broth and okra; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add shrimp and 1 pound crabmeat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add oysters and crab claws, if desired; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove bay leaf. Serve over hot rice.

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