Seafood Gumbo from Mike Anderson's


4 Tbl Spoons Vegetable Oil
11 cups Water
1 ½ Tbl Spoons Garlic, Minced
1 (10) Oz. can Rotel
3 Cups Onions (yellow) chopped
Tomatoes (drained)
½ Cup bellpepper, chopped
½ pound crabmeat (claw)
¼ Cup celery, (chopped)
¼ cup okra, sliced (boiled in vinegar
1 ½ Tbl Spoons Salt & water, drained)
½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper
½ pound crabmeat (backfin)
2 Bay Leaves
½ cup Green Onions (chopped)
½ Cup Dark Roux
½ pound fresh peeled 91/110 shrimp
2 ½ Tbl Spoons Seafood Stock


  • In a small saucepan, sauté garlic in vegetable oil until golden brown.
  • In large pot combine yellow onions, bell peppers, celery, and sautéed garlic.
  • Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes over low heat.
  • Add salt, cayenne pepper, bay leaves, dark roux and seafood stock. Stir. Add Rotel tomatoes and water. Stir.
  • Add claw crabmeat.
  • Cook gumbo over low heat for one hour or more.
  • Add okra, white crabmeat, green onions, and shrimp. Cover and cook until shrimp are done.
  • Serve over rice.

Serves 6 to 8


1 ½ Cups of Cottonseed Oil
2 Cups of Self Rising Flour

PROCEDURE: In a large Sauce Pan, heat oil over high heat. Gradually add flour while continuing to stir. Cook over medium heat until dark brown.

INGREDIENTS for Seafood Stock

2 Pounds Fish Bones
1 Whole Onion, Sliced
3 Stalks of Celery
2 Gallons of Water

PROCEDURE: In a large pot, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for two hours or more. Stain stock, discarding bones and vegetables.

Yields: 10 Cups