New Orleans "Best" Gumbo
Recipe from Betty Crocker

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Soul food takes on a spicy accent in gumbo packed with flavor, spice and plenty of shrimp and oysters.



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Servings: 15
Prep Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
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Ingredients
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    6   cups 
    water
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    1   package 
    chicken gizzards, chopped (1 pound)
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    2   tablespoons 
    seasoned salt
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    2   teaspoons 
    parsley flakes
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    1   tablespoon 
    garlic powder
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    1   tablespoon 
    onion powder
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    1   teaspoon 
    dried thyme leaves
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    1   teaspoon 
    black pepper
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    1   teaspoon 
    paprika
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     Dash 
    of ground red pepper (cayenne)
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    1   
    large green bell pepper, chopped (1-1/2 cups)
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    large onion, chopped (1 cup)
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    5   
    cloves garlic, finely chopped
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    2   pounds 
    uncooked turkey or beef sausage links, cut into 1-inch slices
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    1/2  cup 
    vegetable oil
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    1   cup 
    Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
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    4   cups 
    hot water
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    frozen chopped okra (1 pound)
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    frozen ready-to-serve crabmeat, thawed and drained (6 ounces)
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    fresh uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
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    1   can 
    regular or smoked oysters, drained (8 ounces)
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    Hot cooked rice, if desired

Directions
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In 8-quart pot, heat 6 cups water to boiling. Add gizzards, seasoned salt, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, black pepper, paprika, red pepper, bell pepper, onion and garlic. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Stir in sausage. Cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
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Meanwhile, in heavy 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over high heat. Stir in flour; reduce heat to medium. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is dark brown; remove from heat.
3.
Stir flour mixture into gizzard mixture until blended. Stir in 4 cups hot water, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly. Stir in okra, crabmeat, shrimp and oysters. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 5 to 10 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm. Serve over rice.
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Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 320, Fat, total (g) 17, chol. (mg) 155, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 13, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 28, vit. A (IU) 292, vit. C (mg) 7, sodium (mg) 1100, calcium (mg) 81, iron (mg) 5, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 1, Lean Meat () 4, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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