Wild Caught Shrimp Gumbo

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  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    2/3 cup all purpose flour, browned dark
    3 bunches of green onions
    chopped 3 large onions
    minced 6 cloves of chopped garlic
    1 bell pepper – green or yellow, chopped
    1/2 bunch of celery chopped
    3 pounds okra chopped
    1 large center cut ham, chopped
    1 can tomato sauce
    3 – 14oz cans of chicken broth – low sodium
    5 pounds fresh peeled Wild-Caught American shrimp
    2 – 16oz cans of stewed tomatoes
    3 links of smoked sausage – beef
    3 bay leaves
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
    3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    1 pound lump crab meat
    1/2 pound crab claws or 3 whole crab bodies
    1 quart of raw oysters
    2 quarts of water



After creating your roux, add all ingredients minus the shrimp. (Looking for a roux recipe? Try this one  for a Louisiana style brown roux)

Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Just before serving add the green onions and shrimp.

Simmer until shrimp are cooked, and serve.

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Cook Time: 2+ hours

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