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Seafood Gumbo

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Ingredients
  All-purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooking oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onions 2 Medium, finely chopped to make 1 cup
  Celery stalks 2 , finely chopped to make 1 cup
  Green pepper 1 , finely chopped to make 1/2 cup
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bottled hot pepper sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Crab meat 1 Pound (Fresh / Frozen, Thawed)
  Shelled shrimp 1 Pound (Fresh / Frozen)
  Shucked oysters 1 Pint
  Green onion tops 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), sliced
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), snipped
  Hot cooked rice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Serving)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a saucepan blend together flour and oil; cook over medium heat, stir constantly for about 15 minutes or till flour is a dark reddish-brown color.
2. Stir in onions, celery, green pepper, and garlic; cook for about 8 minutes or till vegetables are lightly browned.
3. Combine water, salt, and hot pepper sauce; bring it to boil.
4. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for about 1 hour.
5. Add crabmeat and shrimp; simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes more.
6. Add oysters and oyster liquid; simmer for about 5 minutes more or just till edges of oysters curl.
7. Stir in green onion tops and parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper.

SERVING
8. Ladle the stew into individual bowls over mounds of rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
South American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Stewed
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Crab
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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