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Seafood Gumbo

Photo: Susie Cushner
Prep time 25 mins
Other time 1 hr, 5 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced (1 cup)
  • 1 green pepper, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp, cleaned
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen crabmeat
  • 1 10-ounce box frozen okra, thawed and sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 222 mg
  • calories 273
  • caloriesfromfat 0 %
  • carbohydrate 11 g
  • cholesterol 204 mg
  • fat 8 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • iron 4 mg
  • protein 38 mg
  • satfat 2 g
  • sodium 1757 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook the bacon over medium heat in a heavy saucepan until crisp, stirring frequently. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the fat, then add the vegetables (except the okra), 4 cups of broth, Worcestershire, salt, and thyme. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add the okra and cook 10 minutes longer. Stir in the shellfish and cook 5 minutes more, or until the shrimp curl and turn pink.