SEAFOOD GUMBO

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SEAFOOD GUMBO

SEAFOOD GUMBO. Alimento Base: Seafood, Fry okra in 2 tbs shortening until it ceases to "rope", about 30 to 45 minutes. In other saucepan, make a roux with remaining shortening and flour. Cook until dark brown. Add onions and celery, cook until soft...
Tiempo de preparación 1 h 30 min
Tiempo total 1 h 30 min
Plato Seafood
Cocina United States
Raciones 6 comensales

Ingredientes
  

  • 1 lb sliced okra
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 bunch chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 10 1/2 oz can tomatoes
  • 2 sprigs chopped parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprinkle thyme
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 lb cleaned shrimp
  • 1/2 lb cleaned 1 dozen crabs
  • 1 tsp filé if desired
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Elaboración paso a paso
 

  • Preparation
  • Fry okra in 2 tbs shortening until it ceases to "rope", about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • In other saucepan, make a roux with remaining shortening and flour. Cook until dark brown.
  • Add onions and celery, cook until soft (approx. 5min). Add okra. Stir in tomatoes, parsley, bay leaf, thyme, and meat (or crabs) and simmer for 30min or longer. Remove from heat.
  • If desired, stir in filé just before serving (never cook filé).
  • Note: Gumbo is better if cooked early in the morning and refrigerated for several hours. Reheat and serve with cooked rice.
  • If crabs are used: Scald live hard shelled crabs and clean, removing the spongy substance and the sandbag on the underpart. Break off and crack the claws, and cut the body in half.