Boil lobsters. Pick the tails and claws. Throw boddies back in the water and simmer. Strain the stock and reserve.
Boil the chicken thighs until cooked. Bone and skin them, save the meat. Return the skin and bone to the pot. Simmer, strain and reserve the stock.
Chop all the vegetables while you make the roux. Stir it constantly over a low fire until it becomes a deep chocolate brown. Add the onions, peppers, scallions, garlic, celery and parsley to the roux. Add more butter/oil if necessary. Cook until the vegetables are soft but not browned.
Transfer the roux, etc. to the stock pot. Add the okra and cook until it loses its gummy consistency. Meanwhile, brown the Andouille in the skillet. Add the chicken pieces to warm when the sausage is done. Add all this to the stock pot. You can use the Wocestershire and a little stock to deglaze the pan; toss this into the gumbo, too.
Add the tomatoes and their liquid. Add the spices and the bay leaves. Pour on the reserved stocks; liquid should cover everything in the pot by two inches. If not, add hot water or any other stock you have. Can be put away or frozen at this point.
Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. You can't overcook it. The longer it cooks the better. Scrape the bottom occasionally to prevent scorching. Fifteen minutes before serving add the lobster meat, cut into healthy chunks.
Adjust the salt. Don't be shy. Taste and add until it's what you want. Nothing's worse than bland gumbo.
Serve over rice with some hot sauce nearby.
This is a very nice gumbo recipe with a little bit of downeast Maine thrown in the mix (Lobster). In the past I have added other various meats that I have cooked in my smoker for additional flavor.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (503g)|
|Recipe Makes: 10 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 305 (57%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 33.9g||45 %|
|Saturated Fat 12.1g||60 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 13.8g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 5.1g|
|Cholesterol 161.1mg||50 %|
|Sodium 710.1mg||24 %|
|Potassium 1187.8mg||31 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 24.2g||7 %|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||28 %|
|Sugars, other 17.1g|
|Protein 35.4g||51 %|
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Calories per serving: 537
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