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Old 02-01-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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Mack's Gumbo (Creole Perhaps_

Mack's Gumbo (half small version)*

1 1/2 T caynenne
1 1/2 T paprika
1 T salt
1/2 T white pepper
1/2 T black pepper
1/2 T thyme
1/2 T oregano
3 bay leaves crumbled
1 1/8 lb margarine
3/8 quarts chopped onions
3/8 quarts chopped celery
3/8 quarts chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup +1 T. Gumbo File
3 T tobasco sauce
1 T minced garlic
3 1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 1/2 lbs. crab meat
3 dozen oysters
2 lbs 51/60 shrimp
1 gallon seafood stock

1. Prepare meats
2. Combine seasonings in bowl
3. In large stock pot melt margarine over med heat and sautee veggies.
4. Turn heat to high and stir in gumbo file, tobasco, garlic and seasoning
mix. Cook 6 mins. stirring constantly.
5. Reduce heat to medium and stir in tomato sauce. Cook 5 mins. stirring
constantly scraping bottom of pan.
6. Add stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 45 to 60 mins.
stirring occasionally.
7. Pour into hotel pans and reduce to 140 within 4 hours.
8. Store in covered container.

Service: Warm to 165 for 15 seconds within 4 hours for service.
Method: When ready to serve bring to a rapid boil, lower heat to simmer, and add the seafood. Immediately cover the pot and turn off the heat and let pot stand covered for 6-10 mins. Hold at 140 minimum.

bigwheel

*ps..Now I bastarized this stuff all up cuz I put sausage and chicken thighs shrimp and okry in mine blah blah blah. I aint much on crabs but I do like oysters but not in Gumbo so I skipped both them parts. I also let it set overnight in the ice box and degreased all the margarine off the top of it. For the seafood stock try Minor's brand Shrimp base..whew that some good stuff. This recipe is made specifically to use Gumbo File from the Farmer Brothers Coffee Company which has some seasoning in it other than pure ground sassafrass leaves. It turned out to be a grand prize winner. Hope this helps.
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