Seafood Gumbo

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Seafood Gumbo

·      2 tablespoons olive oil butter blend

·      12 jumbo shrimp, peeled, cleaned and deveined

·      12 crab fingers

·      1 c lump blue crab meat

·      12 oysters

·      8 ounces black drum filet

·      1 cup chicken Andouille, sliced

·      1 tablespoons Cajun seasoning

·      2 tablespoons olive oil butter blend

·      1 cup holy trinity (green bell pepper, onion and celery mix) diced small

·      1 fennel, sliced

·      1 leek, (white part only)

·      3 roasted garlic, minced

·      ½ teaspoon file powder

·      4 cups chicken stock

·      1 bay leaf

·      ½  jalapeño, sliced

·      Salt and pepper to taste

·      1 tablespoon olive oil

·      4 okra, sliced

·      1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

·      1 Creole tomato, chopped

Method

-      Heat a skillet over medium heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil      

-      Slice the okra lengthwise and place cut side down into the pan

-      Cook the okra for no more than 2 to 3 minutes until caramelized and set aside

-      In a large Dutch oven place the olive oil butter blend and melt

-      Add the chicken Andouille and sauté for about 5 to 7 minutes

-      Add the holy trinity, fennel, leeks, roasted garlic, file powder, bay leaf, and jalapeño

-      Cook until caramelized, about 7 minutes 

-      Pour in the chicken stock and reduce the liquid for about 25 minutes under low heat

-      Add the remaining seafood 10 minutes before serving as to not overcook

-      Chop the tomatoes and toss with 1 tablespoon of parsley and set aside

-      Season the gumbo and serve with the sautéed okra and fresh tomato topping

 

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Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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Thanks for recipe, looking forward to making this for my husband.

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