Crab Gumbo

Crab gumbo is a Cajun dish made with crab meat and okra. Onions, celery and garlic are typical ingredients in Cajun cuisine. Crab gumbo is served with rice.
  • 1/2 pound crab meat
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter or other fat, melted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed whole thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen okra, sliced
  • 2 cans (1 pound 4 ounces each) tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice
  1. Remove any shell or cartilage from crab meat.
  2. Cook onion, celery and garlic in butter until tender.
  3. Add seasonings, okra and tomatoes.
  4. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. Remove bay leaf.
  6. Add crab meat; heat.
  7. Serve over rice.
Serves 6.

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