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Frank's Place New Orleans Gumbo

Frank's Place New Orleans Gumbo


  • 1 c Chopped onions
  • 1 c Chopped celery
  • 1 c Chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c Butter or margarine
  • 1/4 c Flour, all-purpose
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 ds Tabasco sauce
  • 5 Bay leaves
  • 1 cn Tomatoes, drained (16oz)
  • 1 c Tomato juice
  • 5 c Hot water
  • 3 c Shrimp, shelled/deveined
  • 6 Small hard-shell crabs
  • 24 Shucked oysters
  • 1 lb Okra, chopped
  • 3 c Hot cooked rice
  • Chopped fresh parsley


  1. In large Dutch oven, gently sauté onion, celery and bell pepper in butter; add garlic and continue to sauce 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and slowly stir in flour. Add salt, pepper, Tabasco, bay leaves, tomatoes and tomato juice; simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the hot water, shrimp, crabs, oysters, and okra; cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Spoon a few tablespoons cooked rice in each of six large soup bowls; ladle gumbo onto rice and garnish with parsley.

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