Seafood File Gumbo

Seafood gumbo consisting of fresh shrimp, crab, oysters, vegetables, herbs and spices; simmered in fresh concentrated shrimp stock.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Shell and devein the shrimp, reserve the shells. Place the shrimp in a covered bowl and refrigerate. Place the shells on a cookie sheet, and bake...


Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 5 quarts water
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 4 onions, quartered
  • 1/2 bunch celery, sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 16 ounces crabmeat
  • 1 bay leaf, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup corn oil
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 2 cups chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons file powder
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 pint shucked oysters

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