Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • 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 tsp. freshly ground black pepper; more to taste
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper (about 1 medium pepper)
  • Louisiana-style hot sauce, to taste
  • + 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
    • 1 bay leaf
    • ½ cup thinly sliced scallions (about 8)
    • 2 tsp. kosher salt; more to taste
    • ¼ cup plus 6 Tbs. vegetable oil
    • 1 lb. fresh or thawed frozen okra, sliced ¼ inch thick (about 4 cups)
    • 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)
    • 1 Tbs. dried thyme
    • ¼ cup hot cooked white rice per serving

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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