Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

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

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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