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    Spicy Seafood Gumbo

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    3 hrs 25 mins

    40 mins

    2 hrs 45 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    My husband makes the best gumbo. This is the recipe he uses. Originated from Southern Living but he has changed it up a bit over the years. Makes a lot and freezes well.

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    1. 1
      Add the oil and flour to a cast-iron skillet; stir to combine.
    2. 2
      Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is the color of chocolate (be careful not to burn).
    3. 3
      Add in onions, celery, and garlic; cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
    4. 4
      Transfer mixture to a large pot.
    5. 5
      Add in chicken broth and the next 12 ingredients; let simmer for 2 hours; stir occasionally.
    6. 6
      Peel and devein shrimp.
    7. 7
      Add in the shrimp, oysters, crabmeat, and fish to the pot; simmer for 10-15 minutes or until seafood is done.
    8. 8
      Take out bay leaves.
    9. 9
      Serve over hot cooked rice.
    10. 10
      Sprinkle with file if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 04, 2012


      I added "mud bugs" (crawdads) in mine....also added Rattlesnake Dust to give it even more heat... Great recipe....

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    • on December 31, 2009


    • on April 24, 2004


      When I read this recipe, I had to try it. But since there are only 2 of us, I made a half recipe. And since I need to watch my health, I left ou the roux altogether. I could not find crab claws either, so I used 7 oz of Healthy Choice smoked sausage, sliced, instead. Instead of the roux, I sauteed the veggies in olive oil Pam and 2 tsp infused chili oil (which I made with another recipe on this site!). After the whole thing was simmering, I added a 6 oz can of tomato paste and upped the spice with generous amounts of cayenne pepper. I also left off the rice and served it with homemade wheat and herb bread. Definitely something to make on your day off, though! Quite a bit of work, and the seafood made it expensive. It was a treat, though, even made lower in fat!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Seafood Gumbo

    Serving Size: 1 (7884 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 851.5
    Calories from Fat 360
    Total Fat 40.0 g
    Saturated Fat 5.9 g
    Cholesterol 304.6 mg
    Sodium 2784.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.5 g
    Sugars 12.8 g
    Protein 73.4 g

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    crab claws

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