Angela’s Awesome Seafood Gumbo

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp flour
  • 12oz oysters undrained
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 & 1/3 cups frozen cut okra
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups diced green bell pepper
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 – 10 1/2 oz cans chicken broth
  • 14 1/2oz whole tomatoes
  • 8 oz bottle clam juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 lb small shrimp
  • ¾ lb crab-meat
  • 5 & 1/2 cups cooked rice

 

Place flour in pan, bake @ 400 degrees for 30 minutes till brown, stirring constantly.

Drain oysters, but reserve liquid, add water to equal 3/4 cup.  Set aside.  Coat large dutch oven with cooking spray place over medium heat, add okra and next 4 ingredients (chopped onion, green bell pepper, celery, garlic).  Cook 12 minutes or until tender.  Stir in flour.  Add reserved oyster juice, water and next 13 ingredients (parsley, lemon juice, oregano, poultry seasoning, thyme, salt, red pepper, cumin, liquid smoke, chicken broth, tomatoes, clam juice, bay leaf).  Bring to boil, stirring constantly.  Reduce heat, simmer uncovered 1 hour.  Add shrimp, oysters and crab-meat.  Cover and simmer 7 minutes.  Discard bay leaf.  Serve over rice.

 

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