Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

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

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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