Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo
Photo by Scott Phillips

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

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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