Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

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

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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