Gumbo Pot Pie

Total: 1 hr 15 min
Prep: 30 min
Cook: 45 min
Yield: 8 servings


4 tablespoons olive oil

4 tablespoons flour

3 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 large onion, chopped

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 green bell pepper, chopped

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

1 small celery rib, chopped

1/2 pound smoked pork sausage, sliced

1/2 pound pork tasso, sliced

2 cups shrimp stock

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 dash hot sauce

1 teaspoon garlic salt

2 cups cooked rice, (boiled in shrimp stock)

2 pounds medium cleaned shrimp

1 pound crab meat

1 can okra cooked with tomatoes

1/2 cup sliced green onions, tops only

1 pkg. refrigerator pie crust or puff pastry

Chopped parsley, for garnish


Roux: In a heavy skillet, combine oil with flour and cook over medium heat stirring constantly until dark brown in color. Immediately remove from heat. Roux will continue to cook, stir occasionally. Be careful not to burn your roux or the final dish will taste bitter.

Gumbo: In a large Dutch oven pot, melt butter then add onions, garlic, peppers, and celery. Cook over medium heat on stove until tender, about 5 minutes. Add sausage and tasso and cook for 5 minutes on medium-low heat. Stir in seafood stock, roux, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Add cayenne pepper, hot sauce, garlic, salt, rice, shrimp, crab meat, and okra. Simmer on medium heat until seafood is cooked, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add green onions and mix well. Pour into a greased 2 to 3-quart baking dish.

Topping: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare pie crust/puff pastry package as directed and place on top of gumbo mixture. Bake in oven for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired.

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