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Seafood And Okra Gumbo

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Ingredients
  Bacon drippings 10 Tablespoon
  Flour 8 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1 Dash
  Dry parsley flakes 10 Gram
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), pressed
  Celery rib 1 , finely chopped
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Frozen cut okra 2 Pound (2 Boxes, 1 Pound Each)
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shrimp boil 3 Ounce (1 Bag)
  Peeled and deveined shrimp 4 Pound
  Oysters 3 Pint
  Salt To Taste
  Red pepper To Taste
Directions

Using a No.
9 black iron Dutch oven, make a roux of bacon drippings and flour, stirring constantly.
Add a little paprika and dry parsley flakes.
This helps to make the roux dark without burning.
Add garlic, celery and onion, still stirring constantly until it is soft.
Add okra.
Add hot water until it is about 2-inches from top of the pot, stirring all the time.
Add shrimp boil and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and simmer over low heat for 5 to 7 hours.
About 30 minutes before serving, add shrimp and oysters and crabmeat, if desired.
If it is too thick, add a small amount of hot water and let simmer for a few minutes.
Remove bag of shrimp boil.
Serve over hot rice with a green salad and crackers.
Serves 10 to 12.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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