Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ lb. fresh or pasteurized lump crabmeat (about 1-½ cups), picked over for shells, or 4 to 6 gumbo crabs (about 1 lb. total), thawed (see note at right)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Louisiana-style hot sauce, to taste
  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups chopped white onion (about 1 large onion; reserve the skin)
  • 1 Tbs. dried thyme
  • + 10 more ingredients
    • 1 cup fresh shucked oysters (halved if large)
    • ¼ cup hot cooked white rice per serving
    • 1 lb. fresh or thawed frozen okra, sliced ¼ inch thick (about 4 cups)
    • ¼ cup plus 6 Tbs. vegetable oil
    • 1 cup chopped celery (about 2 medium stalks; reserve the trimmings)
    • 1-½ lb. medium shrimp (41 to 50 or 51 to 60 per lb.) or 2 lb. if using head-on shrimp
    • 2 tsp. kosher salt; more to taste
    • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper (about 1 medium pepper)
    • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper; more to taste
    • ½ cup thinly sliced scallions (about 8)

Remove the shrimp heads, if necessary. Peel and devein the shrimp and refrigerate the shrimp until needed. Combine the shrimp peels and heads and the reserved onion skin and celery trimmings in a 6- to 8-quart pot. Cover with 9 cups of cold water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the hea...

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