Mama's Seafood Gumbo

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 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
    sprig thyme
  • 2
    quarts water
  • 2
    lbs shrimp, peeled
  • 1
    lb crabmeat
  • 1
    dozen oyster (optional)
  • salt and pepper
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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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