Spicy Seafood Gumbo [Hunger Games]

Another recipe from the Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook. This is part of my Summer Cajun Cooking event.  I did a fair bit of adjusting to this recipe, so I will list my version, based off of this recipe.

HG Gumbo

Hunger Games Gumbo

The Ingredients:

  1. 1 stick butter
  2. 1/4 cup flour
  3. 1/2 chopped onion
  4. 2 cloves minced garlic
  5. 1 small bell pepper, diced
  6. 1 small tomato (or 3 campari or roma)
  7. 1 cup sliced okra (or 1 can, NOT pickled)
  8. 2 can chopped or whole clams with juice
  9. 1 cup  fish stock ( you can use bouillon)
  10. 2 tbsp seafood seasoning (Old Bay)
  11. 1-2 tbsp Cajun Hot sauce (Tobasco or similar)
  12. 1/2 tspn cayenne pepper
  13. 2 pounds large shrimp (peeled, deveined, no tail)
  14. 1 pound spicy sausage (precooked)
  15. 1/2-1 tbsp File powder as needed to thicken

The Method:

  1. Make Roux. Melt butter in large heavy pot/dutch oven on med-high heat. Add flour and continuously stir for ~15 minutes. Mixture will begin to darken to a reddish brown colour. That is the gumbo starter. It must be mixed continuously like pudding, do not burn.
  2. Mix in ingredients 3-14. Cover and Reduce to Low. Simmer 20min.
  3. Uncover, continue to cook for at least 15 min. Add File powder as needed to help thicken it a bit. (add 1/2 tbsp anyway, it does add a bit of flavour.
  4. Serve in a bowl over rice =)
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