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Seafood Gumbo

Real Simple MARCH 2004

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • Prep time:25 Minutes
  • Other:1 Hour, 5 Minutes

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 222mg
  • Calories: 273
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 204mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Protein: 38mg
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 1757mg
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