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Seafood Gumbo
Don't have a standard recipe because I use what's on hand other than the shrimp 1.0 lbs. and oysters .50 lbs.

Used 1.5 lbs. of catfish, .50 lbs. of Conecuh smoked sausage, 15 oz. frozen okra, 16oz. petite tomatoes, 1 box of beef broth, 2-3 cups of water, 1 amberlike beer, 1green bell pepper diced, 1 red bell pepper diced, 1 whole yellow onion diced, 4 minced garlic cloves, 4 celery stalks chopped fine , 3 green onions chopped fine and various seasonings none exceeding 2 tablespoons including salt, black pepper, cayenne, chili powder, paprika, 2 bay leaves,
1/2 tsp Everglades, 1/2 tsp Sids Sure Shot, a whole lemon squeezed and whatever else floats your boat.

The secret of course is the roux which takes as much as an hour with dedicated stirring consisting of any combination of bacon grease, vegetable oil and/or real butter along with 2 cups of all purpose flour eased in gently. I use at least a half cup of bacon drippings and 2 sticks of butter.

Serve with rice and French bread.

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Re: Seafood Gumbo
I've never made gumbo, just never a big fan of it (I like crawfish etouffee). But every gumbo recipe I have seen has File' (ground sassafrass leaves) in it. Just a suggestion.

Sounds good though.
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Re: Seafood Gumbo
I've never made gumbo, just never a big fan of it (I like crawfish etouffee). But every gumbo recipe I have seen has File' (ground sassafrass leaves) in it. Just a suggestion.

Sounds good though.
Yeah I think you only need file' if the finished broth is too thin. Otherwise it's a happy ending. 


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Re: Seafood Gumbo
I've never made gumbo, just never a big fan of it (I like crawfish etouffee). But every gumbo recipe I have seen has File' (ground sassafrass leaves) in it. Just a suggestion.

Sounds good though.
File is a thickener.  The okra serves that purpose here.
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Re: Seafood Gumbo
File is a thickener.  The okra serves that purpose here.
Yes. Didn't sweat the roux this time and it turned out well. Family attacked it three days. 


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I'm lazy. I use Zatarins. Throw in 1lb shrimp, 1lb conecuh, 2 bags frozen gumbo veggies from kroger, Tony Sachhherrees and make extra rice.
Its not professional, but it serves me well. and lets face it, you could just about boil water with conecuh and call it a gourmet soup!
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Re: Seafood Gumbo
I'm lazy. I use Zatarins. Throw in 1lb shrimp, 1lb conecuh, 2 bags frozen gumbo veggies from kroger, Tony Sachhherrees and make extra rice.
Its not professional, but it serves me well. and lets face it, you could just about boil water with conecuh and call it a gourmet soup!
I agree and seldom leave without some form of tasty Conecuh.