Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

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