South Louisiana Gumbo

South Louisiana Gumbo

South Louisiana Gumbo

  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and red and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 hen or large fryer
  • 3 pounds shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • 3 pints oysters, drained
  • 1 can crabmeat (optional)
  • Crab claws (optional)
  • Okra (optional)
  • File (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Description

Boil chicken. Debone and cut into bite-size pieces. Reserve 1/2 gallon stock.

Heat oil over medium heat in a large cast-iron Dutch oven. Add flour; stir until roux is dark brown (the color of a brown paper bag), being careful not to burn. Add onions, bell pepper, and garlic. Saut