Recipe courtesy of Linda Mack

Seafood Gumbo

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  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 min
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1/2 cup cooking oil

1/2 cup flour

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 onion, chopped

1 medium green pepper, chopped

1 cup chopped tomatoes

2 quarts hot water

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 cups cooked okra

2 pounds shrimp, peeled

1 pound crabmeat

1/2 to 1 teaspoon file powder


  1. Put oil in a heavy pot and add flour. Over medium-low heat stir constantly until it browns to the color of coffee; cook slowly.
  2. When roux has browned add celery, onions, and green peppers. Cook until wilted, add tomatoes, water, salt and pepper to taste and bring to a boil. After it is brought to a boil, add the okra lower the heat and cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Check the water level and make sure there is a good consistency, otherwise add a little more water and then add shrimp and crab. Cook an additional 30 minutes. Turn off the stove and add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon file. Serve