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Old 01-29-2006, 05:35 PM   #1
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Cajun Seafood Gumbo

A family favorite!! Didn't know whether to put this in soups or fish/seafood. Feel free to move it

First you make a roux
1 cup flour and 1 cup butter. Cook to medium dark roux.

3 large onions, chopped
3 large bell peppers, chopped
garlic, minced - as much as you like 1/4-1/2 cup

Add to roux, stir to coat and saute till veggies are tender.

Add 6 to 8 quarts liquid: shrimp stock is ideal but other stock or water is OK, too.

Season liberally with Tony Chachere's (coat the entire top of the liquid).

At this point you can also add crab legs - they add lots of flavor and add to the presentation!

Simmer uncovered for 3-4 hours.

About 30 minutes before serving, add seafood:
Scallops
Shrimp (raw, peeled)
Oysters
Crawfish tails
and sliced okra (frozen or fresh), if desired

Serve with saltines or over rice.

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Old 01-29-2006, 05:38 PM   #2
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Merci beaucoup, callie. I'm with you all the way until the okra. I know it's part of the real deal, but I just can't get into it. (My failing, I'm sure.)
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Old 01-29-2006, 05:46 PM   #3
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You're welcome, mudbug! Hubby's with you on the okra...but I love it so I'm the one that adds it!!
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:13 AM   #4
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Season liberally with Tony Chachere's (coat the entire top of the liquid).
What is this?
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:46 AM   #5
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alix, it's a cajun seasoning. We would not be without the green-label can called Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning. It's a blend of salt, red pepper, garlic and "other spices." Check it out here:

www.tonychachere.com
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oh yeah this sounds wonderful!!!!
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:02 PM   #7
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Everything sounds good, except the oysters And I have to have those teeny little corn on the cob's{not sure what they are really called}
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you mean those things called baby corn in Asian takeout, tex? Yuck, I hate those, but I'm not a big corn fan.

Neither am I a big oyster fan, but I doubt you'd notice them much in this dish.
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Yep, those are it mudbug. I like those. If I even knew the oysters were there, I would start gagging
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so leave them out and eat happily. gumbo can be anything you want it to be.
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