Make a Seafood Gumbo

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If you like seafood and creole food you will like this recipe for Seafood Gumbo. Lots of ingredients make up all the flavors of this cajun dish.

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This recipe looks great to serve to guests or family anytime. Have fun and Happy Cooking!

Step 1

Heat 4 T. oil in a heavy dutch oven. Add 3 T. flour to make a roux. Stir constantly until flour is golden.

Step 2

Add 1/2 C chopped onion, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 C chopped celery, and 1 chopped green bell pepper. Cook and stir until ingredients are soft.

Step 3

Add 2 quarts of water, 1 large can of tomatoes with juice, 1 1/2 t. salt, 1/4 t. black pepper, 1/4 t. Red Hot Pepper Sauce, 1 bay leaf, and 3 T. parsley flakes. Stir well to combine flavors.

Step 4

Add 4 crabs, 1 can crab meat, and a few peeled and deveined shrimp from a 1 lb. bag (reserve the rest for later). Cook for about 1 hour.

Step 5

Add the rest of the shrimp, and 1 package frozen cut-up Okra. Cook for another hour. Add 1/2 pint Oysters, if desired, at last. Also, add file powder (optional), 1 T. mixed with 1 C. gumbo. Serve hot.

Step 6

Be sure to check out my many other recipe articles in Bukisa!  Have fun and Happy Cooking!

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