Shrimp Gumbo Recipe


Shrimp Gumbo


This recipe features Toppits Foods Shrimp Medley. Designed for our healthcare market, it is a healthy plate with low sodium and delicious flavours.


Recipe yields: 50 servings

Serving size: 375 mL

Cooking method: Stovetop

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Total time: 3 hours


Ingredients:

3 cups (750 mL)- canola oil

3 cups (750 mL)- all purpose flour

4 cups - onions, chopped

4 cups - celery, chopped

4 cups - sweet peppers, chopped

30 cloves - garlic, minced

2/3 cup (150 mL) - thyme, finely chopped

1/3 cup - paprika

3 tbsp - salt and pepper

3 tbsp - smoked sweet paprika

2 tbsp - cayenne pepper

2 tbsp - mustard powder

1 cup (250 mL) - tomato paste

6 L - reduced sodium vegetable broth

8 cans (28 oz/796 g each) - reduced sodium diced tomatoes

8 cans (28 oz/796 g each) - reduced sodium fire-roasted tomatoes

32 tbsp - worcestershire sauce

6 - bay leaves

1 cup - lemon juice

5 kg - Toppits Foods Cooked Peeled and Deveined Tail-Off Shrimp Medley IQF (min 60 ct)

12 1/2 cups (3 kg) - long-grain rice, steamed

2 cups + 2 tsp - green onions, chopped


Preparation:

  1. Heat oil in tilt fryer over medium heat. Sprinkle in flour. Cook, stirring frequently, for 8 to 10 minutes or until roux is dark.

  2. Stir in vegetables and spices. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until starting to soften and fragrant. Stir in mustard powder and tomato paste. Cook for 1 minute.

  3. Slowly whisk in broth until smooth and comes to a boil. Stir in tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer. Cook for 2 to 3 hours or until rich and thickened. Remove and discard bay leaves. Stir in lemon juice.

  4. For each serving, heat 1 1/2 cups gumbo with 100 g shrimp. Cook to an internal temperature of 165˚F (174˚C) for at least 15 seconds.

  5. Garnish with 2 tsp green onions.

  6. Serve with 1/2 cup steamed rice


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