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Absolutely Alabama: Great Gumbo Ideas

If your looking for some good gumbo check out these places.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church- Episcopal Church Women Ministries(ECW)

Contact: Tina Hinckle 251-342-5518

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

4051 Old Shell Rd. 

Mobile, Alabama 36608

If you would like to take a class from Bettie Champion "The Gumbo Lady" you can contact her at championbettie@hotmail.com or 251-458-1570 or 251-438-4714. If you can't make the class then here's one of her recipes to try out.

Seafood Gumbo by Bettie Betancourt Champion

Makes 1 gallon

1 cup Crisco

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup chopped onions

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped bell pepper

1 (16-ounce) package frozen okra or 2 cups fresh

2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes or 1 quart of home-canned tomatoes

4 cups water, chicken broth or seafood stock

4 chicken bouillon cubes

1½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

½ teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon parsley

½ teaspoon turmeric

2-4 bay leaves

Dash of Worcestershire sauce

8-10 crab bodies, cleaned

1-2 cups crab meat

2-4 cups peeled shrimp

In a cast iron skillet, cook Crisco and flour over low heat, stirring constantly for about 20 minutes.

Add onions, celery and bell peppers to roux and cook until onions are transparent. Transfer mixture to a large pot.

Add okra, tomatoes, water, bouillon, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, parsley, turmeric, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce and crab bodies. Cook for about 1 hour.

After 1 hour add crab meat and shrimp. Cook for an additional 15 minutes and serve over steamed white rice.

If you don't feel like cooking and just want to order some great gumbo check out Olde South Gumbo Inc.

http://www.oldesouthgumbo.com/

Olde South Gumbo Inc.

Fairhope, AL

251-454-1914

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