Seafood Gumbo

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This seafood gumbo takes some time, but is well worth the investment. Serve over long-grain white rice.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 bay leaf, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 cups chopped celery

  • 2 cups chopped onion

  • 2 cups chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 3 tablespoons file powder

  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce

  • 1 ½ cups tomato sauce

  • 7 cups fish stock

  • 2 cups shucked oysters

  • 1 cup crabmeat

  • 1 pound small shrimp - peeled and deveined, shells reserved for stock

Directions

  1. Combine the red, white, and black peppers, paprika, thyme, oregano, bay leaf, and salt; set aside.

  2. In a heavy pot, 5 quart or larger, heat oil over medium heat, warming the pot first. Add onions, celery, and green pepper. Turn heat to high. Stirring frequently, add garlic, file, hot sauce, and the pepper-herb mixture. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

  3. Add tomato sauce, and stir as it reduces over high heat. Add fish stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  4. When ready to serve, add shrimp, oysters, and crabmeat. Cover, and wait 5 minutes. Turn off heat, and let stand for 10 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
24g Fat
13g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 1398mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 42mg 209%
Calcium 153mg 12%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 765mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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