Beaufort Grocery’s Darn Fine Gumbo

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 349
Yield: 4 quarts


4 - 6 pieces bacon, chopped and fried
1/2 cup clarified butter
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon gumbo filé
3/4 - 1 cup flour
2 - 3 quarts chicken stock or water
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1 cup chopped cooked sausage
1 (8-ounce) bag chopped okra
2 cups scallops or chopped fish
salt and Tabasco to taste
cooked rice
parsley for garnish


Render fat from bacon in a large pot and mix in butter. Add green pepper, celery, and onion, and sauté until onion is translucent. Add garlic and spices and stir for 1 minute. Mix in flour and stir 5 minutes. Gradually add chicken stock and simmer 20 minutes. Add chicken, sausage, and okra and simmer 11–15 minutes. Add seafood and cook until just done. Add salt and Tabasco and adjust seasonings. Serve with cooked rice and garnish with parsley.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 349
Calories from Fat: 181

This Beaufort Grocery’s Darn Fine Gumbo recipe is from the Best of the Best from the East Coast Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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