Seafood Gumbo

I just made gumbo for the first time ever!  I have to say it is really great and I will do it again.  Even Jim liked it and he is not really a seafood person.

 Thanks to Barbara for the recipe!

3 T. olive oil
2 C. onion, chopped
1 C. celery, chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped
8 C. organic chicken stock
8 C. water
4 cloves garlic, minced
Tamari, black pepper, and red pepper to taste
1/2- 1 pound fish (any kind), in chunks
2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup frozen clams
1 T. parsley, finely chopped
1/2 t. "gumbo file" (dried sassafras leaves)

Moisten bottom of a large pot with 2 T. water, then add oil and heat with medium heat until hot.  Add onions and celery.  Cook until onions are wilted and then add tomatoes, chicken stock, water and garlic.  Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes and season to taste with tamari, black, and red pepper.  Add fish, shrimp, clams and parsley.  Cook another 10 minutes.  Garnish with a sprinkle of gumbo file.

This is super easy!

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