Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

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

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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    • 3 14 1/2-ounce cans chicken broth
    • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
    • 4 scallions, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
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    • 2 bay leaves
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