Main Dishes

Louisiana Seafood Gumbo (Rigged)

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I have been talking about this recipe for a few years now. Why? Because it taught me, a woman born and raised in South Louisiana, how to make gumbo. The one dish I was always afraid to attempt. Hubby is a fan of Food Network‘s Alton Brown and he told me about Alton Brown’s recipe for seafood gumbo. This recipe is simple and produces fantastic seafood gumbo. How do I know? Because the best cook that I know ate mine and said so…my maternal grandmother!

20 ounces vegetable oil
24 ounces all-purpose flour
4-1/2 pounds raw, whole, head-on medium-sized shrimp
6 quarts water
2 cups diced onion
1 cup diced celery
2 cups diced green peppers
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1-1/4 cup peeled, seeded, and chopped tomato
3 tablespoons kosher salt
1-1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (depending on your tolerance of heat)
2 bay leaves
1 pound fresh crab fingers
2 to 3 pounds andouille sausage, cut into 1/4-inch pieces and browned
3 tablespoons filé powder
Yields 16 to 18 servings Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the vegetable oil and flour into a 5 to 6-quart cast iron pot and whisk together to combine. Place on the middle shelf of the...
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Nutritions

Calories
14903

Sodium
30015mg
1250% DV

Fat
1569g
2414% DV

Protein
131g
263% DV

Carbs
442g
150% DV

Fiber
102g
410% DV

This Easy Pecan Pie recipe is truly one of the quickest and easiest pies you will ever make. The old-fashioned dessert is a Southern classic that's especially perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas. You'll love the balance between the crunchy, flavorful nuts and the gooey, buttery filling. Best of all, this homemade pie comes together in just 10 minutes!

1 unbaked 9 inch pie crust
2 eggs ( slightly beaten )
1 c light corn syrup
1/2 c light brown sugar
1 T all purpose flour
3 T salted butter ( melted and slightly cooled )
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 t salt
1 c coarsely chopped pecans ( plus extra pecan halves for top )
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pie crust in a 9-inch pie plate. Crimp the edges with a fork or use your fingers to flute the edges. Chill the pie shell in the refrigerator for about 10...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
587

Sodium
187mg
7% DV

Fat
23g
36% DV

Protein
5g
10% DV

Carbs
97g
33% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV
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