Shrimp gumbo file

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
50 \N Shrimp, fine sea
1 \N Bay leaf
8 cups Oyster liquor
3 \N Parsley, sprigs
4 cups Water, hot
1 \N Thyme, sprig
1 \N Onion, large, white
1 tablespoon Lard or butter
\N \N Cayenne, dash
1 tablespoon Flour

Shell the shrimp, season highly and scald in boiling water. Heat lard in a kettle and when hot, add the flour to make a brown roux. When quite brown, without a semblance of burning, add chopped onion and parsley. Fry these, and when brown, add chopped bay leaf; pour in hot oyster liquor and hot water. Bring to a good boil and, five minutes before serving, add shrimp and remove from the stove. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gumbo file may be added now to the shrimp stew (2 Tbsp) or individually to each dish by individual taste.

Zeringue family of Waggaman added file' individually Source: FISHES AND FISHING IN LOUISIANA published 1933 Recipe date: 01/17/33

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