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    Wintzell's Gumbo

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    1 hr 35 mins

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    1 hr 15 mins

    mailbelle's Note:

    According to DH, the world's best gumbo is served at Wintzell's Oyster House in Mobile, AL, so I was really excited when I received Alabama's "Thicket" magazine with the recipe for it inside. Wintzell's has been in business since 1938, was named in Willard Scott's All-American Cookbook for the Best Oysters and Crabs, and has been featured in Southern Living Magazine. I'll probably do a mixture of shrimp and oysters for the gumbo instead of using just oysters. If you're ever near Mobile, AL, Wintzell's is not to be missed!

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    1. 1
      Sift flour; brown in lard to a golden-brown color, stirring constantly to prevent burning or lumping.
    2. 2
      Add half of the chopped onion, garlic, bell pepper, and celery and saute for one minute. Add this mixture to the boiling water and mix thoroughly.
    3. 3
      Add remaining onion, garlic, bell pepper, celery, and the bouillon cubes, and boil for 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add oysters and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add salt and pepper to taste, bring to rapid boil and add filé powder. Mix well and remove from heat. Let sit for at least 15 minutes and serve over rice.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 01, 2011

      I enjoyed Wentzell's gumbo-inspired soup last week in Montgomery. It's very good but it's not gumbo: they don't include the okra.

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    • on January 22, 2008


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    Nutritional Facts for Wintzell's Gumbo

    Serving Size: 1 (4206 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 483.4
    Calories from Fat 222
    Total Fat 24.7 g
    Saturated Fat 8.5 g
    Cholesterol 167.8 mg
    Sodium 1168.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 4.5 g
    Protein 31.5 g

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