Seafood Gumbo Ingredients:
3 Cups vegetable oil
3 Cups flour
2 Quart onion, diced
1 Quart celery, diced
2 Cups bell pepper, diced
1 Cup garlic, minced
2 Pounds Conecuh sausage, sliced
3 Pounds gumbo crabs, cut in half
3 Pounds okra
4 ea bay leaves
1 Gallon water
1 gallon oyster liquer
2 Cups diced tomatoes
5 Pounds shrimp (51/60)
2 Pounds clawcrab meat
3 pounds catfish (cut 1 inch cubes)
1/2 Cup hot sauce
1/4 Cup Maggie's Seasoning
1 Cups Worcestershire
½ Cup Baumhower's Basting Sauce
3 Tbsp tony Chacheres
2 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp white pepper
1 tsp red pepper
1/4 Cup lime juice
1. Heat oil until it sizzles when you sprinkle in a little flour.
2. Add Flour and stir constantly until you have a dark roux.
3. Add onions, celery, bell pepper, garlic, gumbo crabs and sausage in the oil. Sauté together until celery and onion have turned translucent.
4. Next add water and oyster liquor while whisking to incorporate roux.
5. Add bay leaves, 1 pound of the shrimp, 2 pounds of the okra, and tomatoes and bring mixture to a temperature of 195 degrees.
6. After temp rises back up begin to incorporate all other ingredients including the remaining 3 pounds of okra but not the four pounds of shrimp.
7. Lightly simmer for 90 minutes skimming oil and froth from perimeter of the pot.
8. Add the rest of the shrimp, cubed catfish, crabmeat and oysters.
9. Cook for 15 minutes so shrimp are cooked through.
10. Serve or chill down quickly in a ice bath if serving at a latter date.
11. Gumbo is always better the second day after all the flavors have a chance to blend together.
Yield: 4 gallons
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Lower Alabama Gumbo Festival
Thursday, April 11 - Saturday, April 13
Orange Beach, Al
About the Event:
Alabama's Bob Baumhower and Louisiana chef John Folse have teamed together to create the Lower Alabama (L.A.) Gumbo Festival on April 11 - 13. They will be cooking up the world's largest pot of gumbo, hosting a professional and foodie gumbo cook-off for $4,00 in cash prizes as well as inviting celebrity pot-stirrers Kenny Stabler, Dwight Stevenson, Chef Rick Tramonto, Martie Duncan and Steve Zucker, to name a few.
The festival kicks-off with the unveiling of the world's largest pot of gumbo on Thursday, April 11
at 4 p.m. prior to the Kenny Chesney concert scheduled to take place at The Wharf
Amphitheater that evening at 7 p.m.
The three day festival will include arts & crafts, kids activities, music, cooking demonstrations and voting for People's Choice and Best Overall Booth in the gumbo cook-offs, to name a few.
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo will also be at the festival with an amazing variety of animals from alligators to kangaroos.
Proceeds from the event will be shared between Louisiana's charity of choice, Cypress Springs
Mercedarian Prayer Center, and Alabama's charity of choice, Faulkner State Culinary School
and Christian Service Center.
About the Chef:
Chef Steve Zucker is the corporate chef for Bob Baumhower's restaurant group, Aloha
Hospitality. He was named one of the "Ten Chefs to Watch" by Esquire, one of two "Great Young
Chefs" from Southern Living, 2010 & 2011 nominee for Chef of the Year from the
Alabama Restaurant Association.
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