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Bayou Seafood Gumbo

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Ingredients
  Chicken backs 1 Pound
  Cooking oil 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Ham 1 Pound
  Celery 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Okra 1 Pound
  Chopped parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shallots 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
  Green peppers 2 Large
  Canned tomato paste 6 Ounce
  Oysters 1 Quart
  Shrimp 2 Pound
  Frozen crab meat 1 Pound
  Gumbo 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Place chicken parts in Dutch oven; cover with water.
Bring to a boil; cook until tender.
Cool; remove meat from bones, reserving stock.
Bring 1 cup cooking oil to a boil; add flour gradually, stirring constantly.
Cook until brown.
Place 1 tablespoon cooking oil in large skillet over medium heat; add ham.
Simmer for about 5 minutes.
Place celery, okra, parsley, shallots, garlic, green peppers and ham in large Dutch oven; add reserved stock, tomato paste and enough water to fill pan 3/4 full.
Bring to a boil; simmer for 1 hour.
Add chicken, oysters, shrimp and crab meat; simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add gumbo file; simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasion- ally.
May be frozen.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Party, Healthy

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