Mama's Seafood Gumbo

Mama's Seafood Gumbo created by Swirling F.

I'm posting this for safe keeping. My mama makes the best gumbo I have ever tasted. I haven't known anyone who didn't think this was the best!! It does not require a roux, as many gumbo recipes do. I usually double this recipe and freeze.

Ready In:
1hr 45mins
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ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Crisco cooking oil
  • 1 lb okra, fresh (if using frozen okra, cook in the microwave for about 15 min., drain, then fry)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onion, chopped
  • 12 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 sprigs parsley, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 lbs shrimp, peeled
  • 1 lb crabmeat
  • 1 dozen oyster (optional)
  • salt and pepper

directions

  • Fry okra in oil for 30-45 minute.
  • Add onions and celery and cook until soft.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, parsley, bay leaf, thyme and water. Simmer 30 minute.
  • Add shrimp, crabmeat and oysters. Simmer another 30 minute.
  • NOTE: This is better if cooked in the morning and allowed to stand. Serve over rice.
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"I'm posting this for safe keeping. My mama makes the best gumbo I have ever tasted. I haven't known anyone who didn't think this was the best!! It does not require a roux, as many gumbo recipes do. I usually double this recipe and freeze."
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  1. Francis B.
    Where's the file?
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  2. jgamal
    Cook frozen okra in the microwave for 15 min. ?? Wouldn't it be burnt to a crisp?!
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  3. Gemma R.
    Mama's Seafood Gumbo Created by Gemma R.
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  4. Gemma R.
    Gumbo literally means Okra Stew, so the 2 main ingredients are always Okra & a Roux. otherwise you probably have a really good Soup. But it is not a Gumbo. I think I am going to go find my MawMaws recipe book. that recipe has been passed down to all the daughters in the family since before the civil War. and I might just post it for yall. we make either Seafood Gumbo Or Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.
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  5. Janie H.
    This recipe says to fry the okra for 35 to 40 minutes. I think it would be burned or extremely dry. Is the time correct?
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