Spicy Gumbo

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READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine 1 1/2 cups oil and 1 3/4 cups flour in a heavy skillet or pan over low heat.
  • Stir constantly until the flour thickens and turns light brown.
  • Add more flour if needed to absorb oil and make a smooth paste.
  • It takes approximately 15 minutes or so, but be careful to not burn the flour.
  • Set the roux aside.
  • Mix together all spices in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a large 12 quart pot, sauté onions, garlic, bell pepper and celery in 3 tbsp olive oil.
  • Cook for approximately 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the chicken, shrimp, cat fish and okra (and sausage if desired).
  • Cook for approximately 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the peppers, tomatoes, seasonings, chicken stock, V-8 and clam juice.
  • Simmer, uncovered for approximately 1 hour.
  • With a wire whisk, slowly incorporate the roux into the mixture to desired consistency.
  • Add more chicken stock if necessary.
  • Add the rest of the seafood to the mixture.
  • Turn down heat, cover and simmer on low for about 10 minutes.
  • In a shallow bowl, mound 1/2 cup rice and ladle the gumbo on top.
  • Serve with oyster crackers and a dash of Tabasco sauce.
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