Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

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

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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