Seafood Gumbo

Photo: Susie Cushner

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Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Other: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

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Jane Kirby,

March 2004