Seafood Gumbo (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Seafood Gumbo (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. In a large cast iron pot, heat the light roux. Season onions, celery, and green peppers with 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 2 teaspoons salt. Add to the roux and cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are wilted. Add the crab claw meat and the seafood stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add shrimp, oysters, green onions, and parsley. Cook for 5 minutes. Add lump crabmeat and season the gumbo to taste. Add the file powder to your liking and thickness. Serve over steamed rice.
  2. ROUX
  3. In a black iron skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat until it registers approximately 300 degrees on a deep fat fryer thermometer, approximately 300 degrees. Using a wire whisk , slowly add the flour, stirring constantly until the roux is nutty colored. At this point, the roux is ideal for thickening a light seafood gumbo. (Recipe Below) Continue to cook this roux over medium heat and you will begin to see it change in color, getting darker and more aromatic. Make sure you constantly stir it so it doesn't burn.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1038.76 Kcal (4349 kJ)
Calories from fat 399.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44.35g 68%
Cholesterol 32.88mg 11%
Sodium 1774.75mg 74%
Potassium 248.46mg 5%
Total Carbs 53.71g 18%
Sugars 2.71g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4.68g 19%
Protein 24.64g 49%
Vitamin C 24.2mg 40%
Iron 2.1mg 11%
Calcium 99.3mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 142.54 Kcal (597 kJ)
Calories from fat 54.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.09g 68%
Cholesterol 4.51mg 11%
Sodium 243.54mg 74%
Potassium 34.09mg 5%
Total Carbs 7.37g 18%
Sugars 0.37g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0.64g 19%
Protein 3.38g 49%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 40%
Iron 0.3mg 11%
Calcium 13.6mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 23.7
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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