Recipe by knealy2
"Mobile Bay Seafood Gumbo. Serve over white rice."
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1 1/4 cups
fresh okra, chopped
green bell pepper, chopped
1 (16 ounce) can
1 3/4 cups
ground black pepper
seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)
uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
We live in Mobile,Al. and this is the standard gumbo recipe around here-GREAT- but,PERSONALLY, I don't use the oysters and not as much okra-just my preference.
I was extremely disppointed in this recipe. It was too thick and the seafood was hardly discernable. The flavor was not particularly good although it was better the second day. I will not be using this recipe again!
It will have to be a really cold day before I whisk flour and clarified butter for 45 minutes. Great gumbo--even leaving out the seafood.
Wonderful, but I leave out the oysters! Been using this recipe for 40 years, I live on Mobile Bay in AL!
I only put half a can of tomato paste, you really dont want it tasting like a bowl of pasta. I also did 2 tablespoons of old bay seasoning and 2 tablespoons of gumbo file. I also added hot links and chicken pieces to make it a hearty gumbo. More ingredients is better than less. This really was a good starter receipt for gumbo.
This recipe is TOUGH! I used 1/2 the okra and 1/2 of the tomato paste, and it was still had a lot of okra, and it seemed like a very thick tomato soup. It was delicious with just shrimp, but could be watered down a lot and still be delish. Great recipe overall, but not worth the time, effort, and injury that went into it. Warning to others who have never made gumbo - it cooks VERY HOT, so I recommend wearing rubber kitchen gloves when you mix in the broth to avoid serious burns!
The tough part was clarifying the butter and whisking the roux, but after that hurdle it was a breeze! My family loved the gumbo. It has lots of flavor but is not overpowering or too spicy. The directions were spot=on, too.
This It's tomatoe gravy. But it was alright tasting for like a tomatoe bisque or something.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mobile Bay Seafood Gumbo
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 316
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