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    Seafood Gumbo

    List of Ingredients

    12 T butter
    3 10-oz packages of frozen okra, thinly sliced
    3/4 cup finely chopped onion
    3/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
    3/4 t. finely chopped garlic
    3 T flour
    5 1/2 cups chicken stock
    3 cups coarsely chopped fresh ripe tomatoes
    Herb bouquet: parsley, bay leaf
    3/4 t. thyme
    3 t. salt
    Freshly ground pepper
    1 lb. raw shrimp
    1 can crab meat
    1 pint oysters
    3 t. lemon juice
    3 t. Worcestershire sauce
    3/8 t. Tabasco
    3 cups hot steamed rice


    In 10-12 inch frying pan, melt 4 T butter over moderate heat.
    Add the okra, stirring constantly, until it stops roping.
    Over mod. heat, melt remaining butter in 2-3 soup pot.
    Add onions, green pepper, garlic and cook without browning for about 5 min.
    Stir in 3 T flour and when it has been absorbed by vegetables, cook 2-3 min. longer, stirring constantly.
    Add okra, tomatoes, bouquet garni, thyme, salt and pepper.
    Bring to boil, turn heat to its lowest point and simmer, partially covered for 1/2 hour.
    Then drop in shrimp, simmering 5 min.
    Add crab meat and oysters and simmer 2-3 min. until oysters curl.
    Season with lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco.
    Ladle gumbo ocer small mounds of hot rice in deep soup plates.

    Serves 12




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