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Jimmy asked in Food & DrinkEthnic Cuisine · 1 decade ago

How to make a good seafood gumbo?

Have been asked to make a seafood gumbo in Lafayette LA this month and looking for some ideas for a winner!

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Seafood Gumbo

    Recipe By : Commander's Palace, New Orleans

    Serving Size : 20 Preparation Time :0:00

    Categories : Seafood

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

    -------- ------------ --------------------------------

    3 cups onions -- diced

    2 cups green bell pepper -- diced

    6 medium tomatoes -- diced

    1 cup tomato puree

    1 1/2 teaspoons thyme

    1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic

    4 bay leaves

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

    1 1/2 pounds okra -- chopped

    2 quarts seafood stock

    2 pounds shrimp -- cook, peel, devein

    24 freshly shucked oysters -- drained

    1 pound lump crabmeat -- shells removed

    2 tablespoons filé powder

    1.) Combine onions, peppers, tomatoes, and tomato purée in a heavy 8 quart

    pot or Dutch oven. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    2.) Add thyme, garlic, bay leaves, salt, and pepper, blend well, and simmer

    for 10 minutes.

    3.) Add okra. When okra is bright in color and is cooked but still crisp,

    add stock. Bring to a rapid, rolling boil, then lower heat. Add shrip,

    oysters, and crabmeat and simmer for 15 minutes longer.

    4.) Combine filé powder with 1 cup of the soup. Remove gumbo from heat and

    stir in the filé-soup mixture. Correct seasoning to taste.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    -5 qts. water

    -2 bell peppers, chopped

    -2 c. celery, chopped

    -6 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce

    -3 tbsp. black pepper

    -8 slices bacon, cut fine

    -3 c. green onions, chopped

    -3 lbs. shrimp, crabmeat or both

    -1 c. flour

    -2 lg. onions, chopped

    -4 tbsp. garlic, chopped

    -3 tbsp. salt

    -3 tbsp. red pepper

    -3/4 c. parsley, chopped

    -10 pods fresh cut okra

    -Vegetable oil


    1) Make a roux stirring vegetable oil and flour until well browned. 2) Add 2 cups water and stir.

    3) Add 3 more cups water and all other ingredients.

    4) Let cook until vegetables are done.

    5) Add seafood 15 minutes before gumbo is ready and let cook. 6) Add more water if necessary.


  • 4 years ago

    gumbo is eaten as an appetizer or meal. not something quite is going with it yet a roll or cornbread notwithstanding some southerners LOVE a scoop of potato salad in the direction of their gumbo. possibly some crusy french bread? i might probable deliver cider.

  • 1 decade ago

    This is a great recipe, but you do have to buy the seasonings at his website there. Just click on "SHOP" and there they are.

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  • 1 decade ago

    here we go

    shrimp (1lb)

    mussels 1lb


    crab legs 1lb

    white rice

    jalapenos at least 6

    green peppers and either chicken or pork for variety and for spiciness i would add one red savina pepper.

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