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Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Looking for an easy Seafood Gumbo recipe? Learn how to make Seafood Gumbo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jason1966

Makes 15 servings



Seafood Gumbo- servings subject to change

Recipe Ingredients for Seafood Gumbo

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
2 medium onions, diced
2 green bell peppers
1 pound celery
3 cloves garlic
1 gallon Water
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
2 pounds shrimp
12 oz crabs
8 cups cooked long-grain white rice
1/2 tbsp salt
1 tsp bay leaves

Recipe Directions for Seafood Gumbo

  1. In a large, heavy pot, heat the oil and add the flour. Stir constantly until a light brown roux is formed, then add the onions, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Sauté until the onions become translucent and the vegetables are tender. Add the tomatoes and tomato purée, if you wish, and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. (I know I sound like a broken record, but I'm not one of those people who likes tomatoes in my gumbo, but lots of people do. Your mileage may vary.)

  2. Add the seasonings, and about 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and continue to cook another 10 minutes. Add the okra, and cook for another 10 minutes, then add the stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer and cook another 30 minutes.

  3. If you don't like okra, or if you just prefer to make a filé gumbo, remove from heat and sprinkle the filé powder on the surface of the gumbo, then cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Then uncover and stir to mix. Be careful if there are leftovers -- filé doesn't reheat all that well, and you must be careful to reheat gently. If the gumbo comes back to a boil after the filé has been added, it will get stringy.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 508.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
82
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.1g
14%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
141mg
47%
Sodium
470mg
20%
Potassium
447mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
85.7g
29%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
25.3g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 10% Iron 37%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
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