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    Seafood Gumbo

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    Toby Jermain's Note:

    The original version of this recipe was published about 25-30 years ago in "Sonde Off", Schlumbrger Well Service's employee magazine and was submitted to the magazine by an employee who was Cajun.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1/2 cup lard
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 2 -3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 -2 large onion, chopped
    • 1 -2 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    • 3 quarts water or 3 quarts broth
    • 8 ounces claw crabmeat, picked over for shell and catilage pieces (fresh or frozen)
    • 3 -4 whole crabs, cleaned and halved
    • 1 -2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined if desired (or left in shell, head-on, for more flavor)
    • 1 pint oyster, drained with liquid reserved
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • salt & freshly ground black pepper
    • cayenne pepper
    • hot cooked rice, as accompaniment
    • file powder, for passing (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Make roux of melted lard and flour in heavy iron pot over medium-low heat.
    2. 2
      Cook slowly, stirring often, until peanut-butter brown.
    3. 3
      Be careful not to let it burn; if it does, throw it out and start over.
    4. 4
      Add onion, garlic, and green pepper, and stir in to cool the roux.
    5. 5
      Slowly stir in water or broth, and add salt, pepper and cayenne generously to taste (season well).
    6. 6
      Add fresh claw crabmeat and cleaned whole crabs, and cook for about 1 hour.
    7. 7
      Add shrimp and liquid from oysters, and cook about 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      Add parsley, green onions, and oysters about 15 minutes before serving, and continue to cook over low heat stirring occasionally.
    9. 9
      Serve over rice, with file on the side.
    10. 10
      Can be frozen before adding oysters.
    11. 11
      Thaw, heat, and add oysters 15 minutes before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 17, 2009

      This is the "real deal". No yuppy additions or tweaks. Perfect.

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    Nutritional Facts for Seafood Gumbo

    Serving Size: 1 (637 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 386.5
     
    Calories from Fat 181
    46%
    Total Fat 20.1 g
    31%
    Saturated Fat 7.4 g
    37%
    Cholesterol 225.2 mg
    75%
    Sodium 609.7 mg
    25%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.7 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 1.6 g
    6%
    Protein 33.4 g
    66%

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