Bubba's Shrimp Gumbo

Total Time:
1 hr 50 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr 30 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), plus 1 tablespoon
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 chopped yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh okra
  • 3 cups shrimp stock
  • 2 cups bottled clam juice
  • 1 cup chopped canned tomatoes with juice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked smoked sausage, sliced diagonally
  • 2 pounds shrimp, cleaned and deveined
Directions
  • Serving suggestion: Cooked white rice

  • In a large heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt 1 cup of the butter. Add the flour, and cook on low heat until the roux is dark brown; about 30 to 45 minutes, stirring constantly. *Cook's Note: Brown does not mean burnt; if you burn the roux you have to throw it out and start over again.

  • Add the onions, celery, peppers and garlic and saute until translucent.

  • Mix in the okra and the remaining ingredients, including the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, and simmer over medium-low heat until thick, about 1 hour. Before serving, remove the bay leaves. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve over white rice, if desired.


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