Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

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