New Orleans "Best" Gumbo

New Orleans "Best" Gumbo

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Soul food takes on a spicy accent in gumbo packed with flavor, spice and plenty of shrimp and oysters.

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

3:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

15

servings

6
cups water
1
package (1 pound) chicken gizzards, chopped
2
tablespoons seasoned salt
2
teaspoons parsley flakes
1
tablespoon garlic powder
1
tablespoon onion powder
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
teaspoon black pepper
1
teaspoon paprika
Dash of ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
large green bell pepper, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
5
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
pounds uncooked turkey or beef sausage links, cut into 1-inch slices
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1
cup Gold MedalĀ® all-purpose flour
4
cups hot water
1
bag (1 pound) frozen chopped okra
1
package (6 ounces) frozen ready-to-serve crabmeat, thawed and drained
2
pounds fresh uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
1
can (8 ounces) regular or smoked oysters, drained
Hot cooked rice, if desired
  1. In 8-quart pot, heat 6 cups water to boiling. Add gizzards, seasoned salt, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, black pepper, paprika, red pepper, bell pepper, onion and garlic. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Stir in sausage. Cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in heavy 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over high heat. Stir in flour; reduce heat to medium. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is dark brown; remove from heat.
  3. Stir flour mixture into gizzard mixture until blended. Stir in 4 cups hot water, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly. Stir in okra, crabmeat, shrimp and oysters. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 5 to 10 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm. Serve over rice.
Makes 15 servings
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Did You Know
Gumbo is the African name for "okra." One of the three important ingredients (along with onions and bell peppers) in gumbo, okra is used to thicken and flavor many southern dishes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 155),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,),
  • Cholesterol 155mg;
  • Sodium 1100mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 28g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.