Get Cookin': Gumbo

Gumbo
AP Photo/Larry CroweCelebrate New Orleans with some gumbo!

Get into the New Orleans spirit and bring a dish of gumbo to your Super Bowl party. It may not be quite as good as Morton's executive chef Ben Raphael's, but it should still be a clear party favorite. Click the link below to read more and get the recipe.


New Orleans Gumbo

3 tablespoons fat
2 1/2 cups okra, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 green pepper, chopped
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs parsley
1 teaspoon thyme
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz.)
1 cup shrimp, cleaned
1 cup crab, picked over
1 pint small oysters with liquor
2 quarts hot water

Steps:
1) Melt fat.
2) Add okra and onion and fry until soft.
3) Sprinkle with flour and salt.
4) Mix well.
5) Add green pepper, bay leaves, parsley, thyme, tomato sauce, shrimp, crab, oysters with liquor, and hot water.
6) Mix well and cook slowly for 1 hour. Gumbo will be thick and dark.
7) Serve in bowl with cooked rice.
8) Enjoy!

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