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Crab 'n' Shrimp Gumbo

 Crab 'n' Shrimp Gumbo
I found this recipe in a magazine over 30 years ago. I change it from time to time to suit our tastes.—La Vonne Vrooman, Dothan, Alabama
16-20 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (one 29 ounces, one 14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 3 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 medium leeks, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 2 pounds fresh or frozen sliced okra
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen crabmeat, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a
  • slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain, reserving 1
  • tablespoon drippings. In same skillet, saute onions and garlic in
  • drippings until tender.

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Crab 'n' Shrimp Gumbo (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Pour into a Dutch oven or soup kettle. Add the tomatoes, consomme and
  • water. Cover and bring to a boil; add the leeks, carrot and okra.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 25 minutes, stirring
  • occasionally. Add the shrimp, crab, salt and cayenne; simmer,
  • uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour and cold water until smooth. Stir into
  • gumbo mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • slightly thickened. Stir in parsley and reserved bacon. Serve
  • immediately with rice. Yield: 16-20 servings (about 5 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 149 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 418 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 13 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.