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Classic Southern American Shellfish Gumbo

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Ingredients
  Bacon drippings 5 Tablespoon (1/4 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon)
  All-purpose flour 6 Tablespoon (1/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoon)
  Onions 2 Medium, finely chopped
  Finely chopped celery 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Canned whole tomatoes 28 Ounce, undrained (1 Can)
  Tomato sauce 16 Ounce (1 Can)
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs) (As Required)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Peeled and deveined shrimp 2 Pound (Use Fresh)
  Fresh crabmeat 1 1⁄2 Pound, drained
  Frozen cut okra 16 Ounce (1 Package)
  Oysters 1 Pint, undrained
  Worcestershire sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Hot cooked rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

1 Mix bacon drippings and flour in a large Dutch oven.
2 Cook over medium heat, for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring constantly until the roux is copper in color.
3 Stir in the onion, celery, and garlic.
4 Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5 Add in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, salt, and pepper.
6 Simmer over medium heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
7 Add in the shrimp, crab-meat, and okra.
8 Simmer for another 20 minutes.
9 Add in the oysters (optional) along with Worcestershire sauce.
10 Let simmer for 10 minutes.

SERVING
11 Excellent served over hot cooked rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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