Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

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

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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Variations on Seafood Gumbo

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