File Gumbo

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Directions In a 32-quart stockpot, bring the seafood stock to a boil. Add the onions, bell pepper and celery. Add the Creole seasoning, gumbo file, thyme and basil. Bring back to a boil and...


Ingredients

  • 20 quarts (5 gallons) seafood stock
  • 2 brown onions, minced
  • 2 green bell peppers, minced
  • 1 celery bunch, minced
  • 4 ounces Creole seasoning
  • 4 ounces gumbo file powder or sassafras
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 8 pounds sliced smoked sausage
  • 8 pounds sliced beef hot link
  • 8 pounds large-diced ham
  • 5 pounds blue crab
  • 8 pounds peeled and deveined 21/25 shrimp

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