This easy seafood gumbo recipe can be made using can goods and fresh
frozen vegetables. It assembles fast, has a short cooking time and is delicious.
It is a perfect recipe to use when you are lacking time or need to hastily make a meal on short notice for a group of diners.
If you have a working family and just need a recipe you can cook fast after a day of work, you should try this one.
The ingredients can be purchased ahead and stored in your pantry and freezer until you are ready to make it.
When the weather is cold and rainy and all you want to do is curl up with a book to read all day or simply chill out watching movies, make this gumbo. It really is easy and you will love the taste with all the wonderfull seafood
It is a great gumbo recipe one that any Louisiana Cajun would be happy to serve.
1/2 stick butter or margarine
3 tablespoons flour
1 can cut okra
1-11 ounce can chicken broth
1-12 ounce can tomato juice
3 cups water
1-5 ounce can boned chicken
1 package frozen onion, and green pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3-6 ounce cans seafood (shrimp, clams, crab or any combination)
1 teaspoon file' (optional)
In a large heavy pot brown butter and flour lightly on medium heat. This is the roux. Bring the color to something like peanut butter. When the color is right stir in remaining ingredients except seafood and file'. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir at 15 minute intervals.
Add seafood and all liquid. Stir and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat, add file' and stir gently. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
Serve over rice. Try the pre cooked rice from your grocers frozen section that can be heated by boiling in a bag.
A crisp green salad and toasted french bread will go nicely with this.
For desert try this easy bread pudding recipe.