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Roux-Based Authentic Seafood Gumbo with Okra

KRANEY

"This from-scratch gumbo takes a little bit of time, but is well worth the effort! No bouillon, chopped tomatoes, chicken, sausage, or bacon here! Impress your Cajun friends with this wonderful gumbo. Serve over white rice with a side of French bread. Enjoy!"
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Ingredients

1 h 55 m servings 344 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Put flour into a Dutch oven or large heavy pot and add flour. Turn heat to medium-high, put the pot on the burner, and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until thick and bubbly, has a 'peanutty' smell, and is dark brown, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool and thicken.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir celery, green onions, and bell pepper in hot butter until tender, about 10 minutes; add to pot with the roux.
  3. Stir water, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, 2 teaspoons salt, hot pepper sauce, and thyme into the vegetable mixture. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Stir okra into the vegetable mixture and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Add catfish, stir gently, and cook until the flesh is easily flaked with a fork, about 5 minutes. Gently stir shrimp into the mixture; cook until the shrimp are bright pink, about 3 minutes. Season with the file powder and salt; stir.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 344 calories; 20.4 g fat; 15.2 g carbohydrates; 25.4 g protein; 159 mg cholesterol; 1129 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I made this almost exactly as written and it was just as good as any gumbo I've had down south (and that's a lot). Only slight variation is I used the Seafood Gumbo Stock also featured on this s...

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Disappointing. Any Cajun knows NEVER add file. It becomes stringy when heated. It is ONLY to be added on the rice before you add gumbo. This was very runny and thin. For 6c of water it is o...

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Disappointing. Any Cajun knows NEVER add file. It becomes stringy when heated. It is ONLY to be added on the rice before you add gumbo. This was very runny and thin. For 6c of water it is o...

I made this almost exactly as written and it was just as good as any gumbo I've had down south (and that's a lot). Only slight variation is I used the Seafood Gumbo Stock also featured on this s...

I thought I'd try someone else's recipe for gumbo, but I'm gonna go back to mine. I knew I was making a mistake when I grabbed the worchestershire sauce. Yuk! I like it in some things, but no...

very good recipe. I did add more seafood. Oysters, shrimp and Tilipia instead of catfish.

I followed the recipe but increased the seafood portions. The recipe came excellent.

There is a typo on first line of instructions. "Add flour to flour...."

Awesome gumbo! I changed it a little by eliminating fish and adding some slices of sausage and canned crabmeat along with the shrimp. I also used some beef bullion cubes to flavor and "kicked ...

I made this recipe the other week, and loved it. However, I didn't do EVERYTHING specified; using whatever meat I had on hand: shrimp, sausage, or chicken. And I have no idea what 'file' is and ...

How do people give recipes five stars but change the ingredients or add extra? Five stars suggests PERFECT recipe and cooked as is without things like "this recipe was perfect but I added" five ...