Senator Ellender Shrimp An Crab Gumbo
"Serve over rice Can add powdered sassafras"
- Serving Size: 1 (421.5 g)
- Calories 239
- Total Fat - 6.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 1.8 g
- Cholesterol - 181.1 mg
- Sodium - 1223.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 15.2 g
- Dietary Fiber - 3.9 g
- Sugars - 3.9 g
- Protein - 30.2 g
- Calcium - 155.4 mg
- Iron - 1.6 mg
- Vitamin C - 42.3 mg
- Thiamin - 0.5 mg
Step by Step Method
Add ham cook until browned
Remove to bacon
Cook low and dont burn brown to dark chocolate color stirring constantly
Add celery and peppers and lemon zest
Cut lemon in half and chop half if lemon finely and add
Crumble in bacon
Simmer 45 minutes
Meanwhile chop okra and brown lightly in bacon grease
After gumbo mixture has cooked 45 minutes add the okra
Cook 20 minutes more
Cook until shrimp is cooked about 5 minutes more
Add parsley and green onions
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- When purchasing shrimp, make sure to buy peeled and deveined shrimp for the best flavor and texture.
- If possible, use fresh crab meat for the most flavorful gumbo.
- Substitute 2 pounds of diced chicken for the shrimp, to make the dish more budget-friendly. The benefit of this substitution is that it lowers the cost of the dish, making it more accessible to a wider range of people.
- Substitute 1/4 cup of white wine for the Worcestershire sauce, to give the dish a more complex flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds an additional layer of flavor to the dish, making it more interesting and enjoyable.
Vegetarian Gumbo Replace the shrimp and crab meat with 2 cups of diced mushrooms, 1/2 cup of diced carrots, 1/2 cup of diced red bell pepper, and 1/2 cup of diced zucchini. Omit the bacon grease and use vegetable oil instead. Replace the Worcestershire sauce with soy sauce.
Coconut Rice - Coconut rice is a perfect accompaniment to Senator Ellender Shrimp and Crab Gumbo as it adds a subtle sweetness and creamy texture to balance out the spicy gumbo. The coconut flavor also adds an extra layer of flavor to the dish.
Cajun Cornbread: Cajun Cornbread is a great accompaniment to Senator Ellender Shrimp and Crab Gumbo as it adds a savory, slightly spicy flavor that complements the gumbo. The cornbread also provides a crunchy texture to contrast the creamy coconut rice.
Q: How long should the gumbo cook?
A: The gumbo should cook for 45 minutes, then add the okra and cook for an additional 20 minutes. Finally add the seafood and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through.
Q: What type of seafood can I add to gumbo?
A: You can add shrimp, crab, crawfish, or any combination of these seafood items to gumbo. You can also add other types of seafood, such as oysters or mussels.
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This recipe is named after the late U.S. Senator Allen Ellender, who represented Louisiana from 1937 to 1972. He was a strong advocate of seafood, and was known to bring gumbo to the Senate dining room.
The dish is a combination of two classic Louisiana dishes, shrimp and okra gumbo, and crab and okra gumbo. The two dishes were combined to create this unique and delicious recipe.