Cooking at home is an affordable way to feed your family delicious meals made with fresh, local ingredients. Seafood gumbo is simple to prepare, featuring some of the best flavors of the ocean. It feeds several people and typically leaves you with plenty of leftovers. If you’re looking for lunch or dinner ideas, try the following signature recipe for gumbo from Billy’s Seafood.
Billy’s Seafood Gumbo Recipe
2/3 Cup Flour 1 Can or Bag Frozen Okra
1/2 Cup Cooking Oil 1 Lb. Claw Crabmeat
2 Tsp. Creole Seasoning 3 Lb. Peeled Shrimp
2 Tsp. Pepper 1 Large Onion Diced
2 Tsp. Salt 1 Stick Butter
1 Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes 1-2 Tsp. Louisiana Crab Boil
In a large pot, heat two quarts of water. While the water warms up, melt the butter in another pot, and saute the onions in it. Add the salt, pepper, and creole seasoning. To make the roux, put the cooking oil in a separate pan on low heat and slowly sift in the flour, stirring constantly. When the roux turns dark brown, add the onion mixture and tomatoes to the pan and cook for 10 minutes. Next, add the shrimp, crabmeat, and okra, allowing them to cook for 15 minutes. Transfer everything to the pot of hot water and allow it to heat through. When done, serve over steamed rice.
The next time you need premium, fresh-caught seafood for delectable home-cooked meals, make Billy’s Seafood your one-stop-shop. They offer gulf coast shrimp, grouper, mahi-mahi, flounder, snapper, tuna, crabmeat, and crawfish to customers throughout the Bon Secour, AL, area. Call this seafood market at (251) 949-6288 to place an order for pickup or next-day delivery services and ask about the catch of the day. Visit the website to learn more about the fresh and frozen seafood they keep in stock year-round.