Braden Family Cookbook
CAJUN SEAFOOD GUMBO
Heat oil in a large heavy
pot and add vegetables, vinegar and seasonings.
Cook over low to medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring and scraping
often. Add stock and simmer for
To make roux: Heat oil in
a heavy bottom fry pan. Slowly
add flour, stirring with a wire whisk until mixture is smooth. Cook over medium high heat for 5 minutes, stirring
constantly. Reduce heat to
medium, continuing to stir, for 20 minutes or until mixture is a golden brown.
Add the okra to the roux
and continue stirring until some of the sliminess is gone. (Howards wording)
slowly add stock and vegetables to the roux.
Simmer another hour.
Add crab and shrimp and
simmer (over low heat) 10 - 15 minutes. Add
oysters and simmer about 5 minutes. Add
green onions. Serve in bowls
around a small mound (scoop) of rice and sprinkle with the file powder (file
should not be cooked)