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New Iberia Seafood Gumbo

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Ingredients
For seafood stock
  Small shrimp 1 Pound, unpeeled
  Water 2 Quart
  Onion 1 , quartered
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), halved
  Stalk celery 1
  Bay leaf 1
  Black peppercorns 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For gumbo
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped green pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped sweet red pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  File powder 1 Tablespoon
  Cajun seasoning 2 Teaspoon
  Canned no salt added tomatoes 14 1⁄2 Ounce, chopped (With Juice, 1 Can)
  Frozen okra 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fat kielbasa 4 Ounce, diced
  Grain white rice 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Crabmeat 6 Ounce
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

To make the stock: Peel the shrimp and place the shells in a large saucepan.
Devein the shrimp and refrigerate until needed.
To the saucepan, add the water, onions, garlic, celery, bay leaf, peppercorns, and thyme.
Bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and gently simmer for 1 hour, skimming off any accumulated foam.
If necessary, add more water to keep about 5 cups liquid in the saucepan at all times.
Strain the stock and measure out 5 cups (reserve any excess for another use).
To make the gumbo: Warm the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
Add the onions, celery, green peppers, and red peppers.
Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the garlic, file powder, and Cajun seasoning; cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.
Stir in the tomatoes (with juice), okra, and kielbasa; cook for 5 minutes.
Add the stock and bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 45 to 50 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the package directions.
Stir the shrimp, crabmeat, and salt into the gumbo.
Cover and remove from the heat.
Let stand for 5 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through.
Remove and discard the bay leaf.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Rice, Seafood
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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