Cajun Seafood Gumbo

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"Cut your portions down and it makes a great evening meal for the family!"


2 pounds Okra; Thinly Sliced
1 tablespoon White vinegar
4 quarts Water
2 pounds Ham; Cubed
3 large Onions; diced
2 st Celery; diced
1 Garlic; Peeled
1 Green Pepper; Seeded & Finely Chopped Pick
1 pound Tomatoes; Drained & Chopped
4 pounds Shrimp; Peeled & Deveined
2 pounds Crab meat
2 teaspoons Tabasco
6 cups Rice; Cooked

Original recipe makes 14




Heat 2/3 oil in large skillet not cast iron over medium heatand add okra. Cook, stirring frequently, until no longer ropy, 30 minutes. Add vinegar and cook, stirring, another 10 minutes, until okra takes on brownish color and is reduced to about a quarter of its original volume. Put okra inmedium bowl and set aside.

In large stock pot, over high heat, bring water to a boil. Meanwhile, add remaining oil and ham to skillet. Saute over mediumhigh heat 10 minutes or until lightly browned. With slotted spoon, remove ham to stock pot.

In same skillet, combine onions, celery, garlic and green pepper and cook, stirring constantly, 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

Add vegetables, okra and tomatoes to stock pot; cover and simmer over medium heat 1 hour.

Reduce heat to very low, add shrimp and simmer very slowly 10 minutes.

Add crab meat and tabasco sauce; simmer an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

Serve gumbo in soup bowls with mound of rice.

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Cut your portions down and it makes a great evening meal for the family!

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Makes 3 gal. Well feed 20 heavy eaters
Bishopcooking 5y ago

Cut your portions down and it makes a great evening meal for the family!
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