Tuesday, January 24, 2012

{Tasty Tuesday: Louisiana Seafood Gumbo}

Hellooooo from Baton Rouge, LA everyone!! :) In honor of my trip here and the massive amounts of gumbo I will be eating this week, here is a yummy recipe for some Louisiana style gumbo!

Ingredients:

1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 med. onions, chopped
1 sm. green pepper, chopped
1 sm. can tomato sauce
1 qt. water
1/2 tsp. dry whole thyme
1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
1 qt. chicken broth
1 lbs. crab meat
Gumbo file
1 clove garlic, minced
2 pkg. smoked sausage
1 1/2 lbs. shrimp
1 pkg. ham chunks
4 crabs
1 bay leaf
Oysters (optional)

Directions:

To mix roux (base), heat oil in bottom of heavy pot, sprinkle flour and stir until a light brown. Stir in celery, onion, green pepper and cook until tender. Saute the smoked sausage and ham with the seasonings. Add tomato sauce. Add chicken broth, water, and seasonings and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Add seafood and cook for 1 1/2 hours on low fire. Add file gumbo after everything else is cooked. Serve over hot rice.

1 comment:

Cassie said...

As a native Louisiana girl, this post makes me miss home and the food SO MUCH! But my waistline appreciates the fact that I'm so far away!! LOL

Enjoy your stay in the Red Stick (what Baton Rouge actually means)