Crawfish Gumbo

Crawfish Gumbo
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Cajun
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Serves: 6 cups
Serving Suggestion: Serve in large soup bowls with two tablespoons of buttered rice in the middle and sprinkled with fresh parley. Good with “Don’t-Breath-On-Anyone Garlic Bread
  • 5 large fresh garlic cloves
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ lb (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup fresh chopped parsely
  • 2 T ground file
  • 1 lb craw fish tail meat (can substitute small shrimp)
  • ½ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt to taste
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • dash of tabasco sauce
  • 1 T Vinegar
  • 2 T Brandy
  • 1 cup butter based roux: 1 & ½ sticks butter, 1 cup flour
  1. Roux: Melt 1 & ½ stick butter in large skillet on medium heat. Sift flour into melted butter. Stir occasionally. When roux is dark brown it is complete.
  2. In a separate pan, dice and saute garlic and onions in ¼ stick butter, until onions are browned on the edges.
  3. Stir in spices, file, parsley, vinegar and brandy. Add the chicken broth and the roux. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add crayfish.
  4. Serve warm with rice


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