Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 22, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love those Oysters……..

Oysters are low in calories, low in fat and a good source of protein which makes you feel fuller after eating. Oysters are a good source of other essential nutrients. These include vitamins A, E, and C, zinc, iron, calcium, selenium, and vitamin B12.

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Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes

April 10, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes with recipes like; Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya, Tortilla Chip Flounder with Black Bean Salad, and Grilled Oysters with Garlic-Herb Butter. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fish and seafood recipes including crab, salmon, shrimp and tuna. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya
This catfish and sausage jambalaya recipe is one you might find in a neighborhood eatery in Creole country. Turkey sausage links have fewer calories and less fat than traditional pork sausage, but still deliver amazing taste to this dish…….

Tortilla Chip Flounder with Black Bean Salad
This 40-minute recipe pairs a vibrant black bean salad with baked flounder. The flounder is coated in a cayenne pepper and tortilla chip crust adding a bit of heat to this Mexican-inspired meal………..

Grilled Oysters with Garlic-Herb Butter
If you’ve never cooked oysters on the grill, you’re in for a treat. Grilling oysters whole saves you the trouble of shucking them—they magically pop open when cooked. A simple garlic herb butter adds richness and a bright pop of flavor to this impressive appetizer. To pretty it up use Irish butter, which is extra-golden because Irish cows typically enjoy an all-grass diet……….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18243/ingredients/fish-seafood/

Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite)

April 8, 2019 at 6:27 PM | Posted in oysters, potatoes, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite)

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a Thomas Light Multi Grain English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A mix of rain and sun with a high of 70 degrees outside today. Not real active today. Woke up about 5:00 this morning with Phantom Pains again! The continued till about 2:00 this afternoon. So just relaxed most of the day. Then I also got back my test results from last week and it was not good. I was told I had severe Neuropathy. I go to my Family Doctor at 8:30 tomorrow morning to go over everything. Not good news but I’ve been here before. All I can do is face it head on! I’ll update tomorrow. For Dinner tonight Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite).

 

 

I’m keeping my post a bit short tonight. I’m having trouble accepting the test results and I need a little downtime. Take care all, be back tomorrow!

 

 

Healthy Shellfish Recipes

February 21, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Shellfish Recipes. I love Seafood and here’s some Delicious and Healthy Shellfish Recipes. You’ll find recipes like; Shrimp Bruschetta, White Shrimp Pizza, and Easy Deviled Crab. Find these delicious and healthy recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Shellfish Recipes
Find healthy, delicious shellfish recipes including crab, shrimp and lobster. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Shrimp Bruschetta
Turn a few cooked shrimp into a satisfying and quick lunch with this easy open-face sandwich recipe, reminiscent of a bruschetta recipe. Try it with leftover shrimp cocktail or pick up precooked shrimp at the seafood counter………..

White Shrimp Pizza
If you love shrimp Alfredo on pasta noodles, you’ll really enjoy this pizza recipe. The Alfredo-based white sauce coats individual whole-wheat pizza crusts which are topped with grilled shrimp, bacon, and slices of red onion………..

Easy Deviled Crab
Instead of weighing down fresh crab with a lot of breadcrumbs, this lighter version of deviled crab gets just a sprinkle of them on top for crunch. If you prefer, steam 8 pounds of live blue crabs and pick out the meat to make the filling. For a really cool presentation, scrape out the shells, fill with the crab mixture and bake as directed. You can scoop it up with crackers or just eat it as is to allow the crab to shine………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Shellfish Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22780/ingredients/fish-seafood/shellfish/

Breaded Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast Light

December 9, 2018 at 6:32 PM | Posted in potatoes, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Breaded Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast Light

 

 

To start this Sunday Morning off I prepared a couple of Scrambled Eggs that I topped with Ortega Smoked Chipotle Taco Sauce and a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it started off cloudy and 19 degrees. Then 38 degrees and mostly sunny for the afternoon. I made Mom Breakfast also and then she went on to Church. I did a load of laundry and then I was all caught up on everything else for the day. Spent the entire day relaxing and watching some NFL Football. For Dinner tonight I prepared Breaded Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast Light.

 

 

 

 

While at Jungle Jim’s International Market earlier in the week I picked up a couple of boxes of Sebastian Breaded Oysters. I had never tried them but they had them on sale and it had good reviews online. So I prepared one of the boxes for Dinner tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They come frozen and as Instructions said to keep them frozen until ready to use. I grabbed a skillet and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Heated the skillet on medium heat and added 2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil. When heated I added the Frozen Oysters to the skillet. Fried them for 3 1/2 minutes until they turned golden brown. Then put them on a paper towel lined plate.

 

 

 

 

 

The Oysters came out great. Just enough Breading and they were delicious, had an excellent fresh taste to them. Served them with a side of Heinz Cocktail Sauce for dipping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the Oysters were cooking I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sebastian Breaded Oysters

* Sebastian® Breaded Oysters.
* Pre-fried.
* Sustainable quality.
* Family owned.
* HACCP Certified.
* Plant and all products inspected in accordance with HACCP principles.
* Net weight 12 ounces (340 g).

Ingredients
Oysters, Wheat, Flour, Modified Corn Starch, Water, Corn Oil, Rice Flour, Wheat Starch, Wheat Protein, Salt, Palm Oil, Soy Bean Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate, Spices, Hydrolized Vegetable Protein, Flavor Enhancers, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate.

Directions
Keep frozen at 32°F (0°C) or below until ready to cook.

Cooking instructions:

1 – Keep frozen until ready to cook.
2 – Preheat oil to 350°F (177°C).
3 – Place frozen oysters in oil and deep fry for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3.0 oz
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 440mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g

Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite)

November 17, 2018 at 6:30 PM | Posted in oysters | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite)

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made a Breakfast Sandwich. I heated up an al fresco Turkey Sausage Patty, a 1/2 slice of Boar’s Head Vermont Yellow Cheddar, and served on a toasted Thomas Light 100% Multi Grain English Muffin. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The Phantom Pains finally stopped late yesterday. That’s one one of the longest time that it has lasted. I got plenty of sleep last night! Partly sunny and and 45 degrees out today. Did a few things around the house then watched some College Football. Later in the day I drove to the airport and picked my cousin up who came into town. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite).

 

 

 

 

It had been a while since I had fried up some Oysters and they sure sounded good for Dinner tonight! I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters, my favorite. To prepare them; Place shucked oysters in a colander rinse in cold water and drain. Dredge drained oysters in the Flour, then Egg Beater’s, and then in Panko Crumbs seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. An easy way to coat the oysters with the Panko Crumbs is to place the Crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

 

 

 

 

Next, heat the Oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot. Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately. Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce. I served mine with some Tarter Sauce with a side of my favorite hot sauce Frank’s Hot Sauce. They’re so delicious, golden brown, and with an incredible fresh flavor.

 

 

 

 

For one side to go with my Fried Oysters I had a baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and a dab of Daisy Light Sour Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally I baked a slice of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:
Ingredients:

12 large-medium Oysters, shucked
1 tablespoon Flour
1 Eggs, beaten or 1/4 cup egg Beater’s
1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Lemon Wedges, optional
Hot sauce, optional
Seafood Cocktail Sauce, optional

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

1 – Dip drained oysters in flour, then beaten eggs, shake off excess, and in panko crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. NOTE: An easy way to coat the oysters with the panko crumbs is to place the crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

2 – Heat canola oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot.

3 – Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately.

Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce.

Makes 2 servings.

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF OYSTERS
Oysters are naturally high in many essential vitamins and minerals including protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, zinc, and vitamin C.

 

 

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

Product Details
Hilton’s oysters are plump, juicy and full of flavor making them superb for cooking purposes in stews, pan fried, casseroles and turkey stuffing during the Holidays plus many more recipes.

Features
Available year around
Low in fat, calories and cholesterol
Fast and easy to prepare
High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
All natural
Product of USA

Ingredients
Fresh Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

 

 

New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast
With half the fat of our Garlic Texas Toast, New York Bakery® Lite Texas Toast has the same garlic taste with half the guilt.

Conventional Oven*

Pre-heat oven to 425°f.
* Place slices flat on baking sheet
* Bake 5 – 8 minutes on middle shelf of oven
* To brown on both sides, turn over and bake an additional 2 minutes
*Oven temperatures may vary
Box contains 8 slices.
http://www.nybakery.com/products/lite-texas-toast/

One of America’s Favorites – Hangtown Fry

August 13, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A “hangtown burger” made using a hangtown fry, a ⅓-pound chuck steak, sriracha sauce of roasted red peppers, and baby arugula

Hangtown fry is a type of omelette made famous during the California Gold Rush in the 1850s. The most common version includes bacon and oysters combined with eggs, and fried together. The dish was invented in Placerville, California, then known as Hangtown. According to most accounts, the dish was invented when a gold prospector struck it rich, headed to the Cary House Hotel, and demanded the most expensive dish that the kitchen could provide. The most expensive ingredients available were eggs, which were delicate and had to be carefully brought to the mining town; bacon, which was shipped from the East Coast, and oysters, which had to be brought on ice from San Francisco, over 100 miles away.

Another creation myth is the one told by the waiters at Sam’s Grill in Tiburon, just north of San Francisco. At the county jail in Placerville, a condemned man was asked what he would like to eat for his last meal. He thought quickly and ordered an oyster omelet, knowing that the oysters would have to be brought from the water, over a hundred miles away by steamship and over rough roads, delaying his execution for a day.

The dish was popularized by Tadich Grill in San Francisco, where it has apparently been on the menu for 160 years. Later variations on the dish include the addition of onions, bell peppers, or various spices, and deep frying the oysters before adding them to the omelette.

According to the El Dorado County Museum, “No dish epitomizes California and its Gold Rush more than Hangtown Fry. It was created at a location central to the Gold Rush at the same time the great state was being born. And, like the miners who worked the river banks and hillsides, and the population that followed, it is a unique blend of many things, both those produced locally and those that have arrived from elsewhere.”

 

Healthy Oyster Recipes

July 29, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Oyster Recipes. Delicious Healthy Oyster Recipes like; Oyster Stew, Oysters Rockefeller, and Cioppino. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Oyster Recipes
Find healthy, delicious oyster recipes including oyster stew and oysters rockefeller. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Oyster Stew
This oyster stew can be transformed from a comforting one-pot meal to an elegant dish for guests when you top it with Caviar Toasts: Dollop toasted slices of baguette with 1 teaspoon sour cream, ½ teaspoon caviar and a sprinkle of herbs. Place each toast atop a steaming bowl of stew. Serve with a salad of butter lettuce, orange segments and red onion tossed with vinaigrette………………..

Oysters Rockefeller
Invented at Antoine’s in New Orleans in 1889, oysters Rockefeller was named for John D. Rockefeller, one of the richest Americans at the time, for its rich sauce. Antoine’s has kept the original recipe secret, but basically it includes a cream sauce with spinach and other greens, flavored with Pernod or anisette. This version omits the cream sauce but is still full of flavor………….

Cioppino
Cioppino is a fish stew traditionally made by Italian fishermen who settled in the North Beach/Fisherman’s Wharf section of San Francisco. It was originally made on fishing boats with whatever fish were at hand. This cioppino comes to us from California chef and cooking teacher John Ash, who has been an advocate for sustainable-food issues for years and has served on the board of advisors of Seafood Watch—the advocacy arm of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Ash chose a variety of shellfish for this recipe, all of which are Seafood Watch Best Choices or Good Alternatives…………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Oyster Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19179/ingredients/fish-seafood/shellfish/oysters/

Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite)

July 13, 2018 at 5:19 PM | Posted in oysters, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite)

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Hot and Humid out there today, 95 degrees for a high. After Breakfast I took Mom’s car and had it washed for her and stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for her. Back home I got the leaf blower out and cleaned the deck and driveway areas off. Also I got the cart out and took a spin around the neighborhood before the heat and humidity set in. I pulled my first Green Sweet Peppers from my Pepper Plants. I’m going to have quite a few for just having 2 plants. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast (Lite).

 

To prepare my Fried Oysters I’ll need; 1 can Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters, 1 tablespoon Flour, 1/4 cup Egg Beaters, 1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, Sea Salt and Pepper (to taste), 2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil. Hot sauce, Seafood Cocktail Sauce are all optional. I love these Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters. They taste so fresh!

 

 

 

 

I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters, my favorite. To prepare them; Place shucked oysters in a colander rinse in cold water and drain. Dredge drained oysters in the Flour, then Egg Beater’s, and then in Panko Crumbs seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. An easy way to coat the oysters with the Panko Crumbs is to place the Crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

 

 

 

Next, heat the Oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot. Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately. Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce. I served mine with some Tarter Sauce with a side of my favorite hot sauce Frank’s Hot Sauce. They’re so delicious, golden brown, and with an incredible fresh flavor.

 

 

For one side to go with my Steak Buffalo I had a baked Russet Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally I baked a slice of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:
Ingredients:

12 large-medium Oysters, shucked
1 tablespoon Flour
1 Eggs, beaten or 1/4 cup egg Beater’s
1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Lemon Wedges, optional
Hot sauce, optional
Seafood Cocktail Sauce, optional

Preparation:

Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

1 – Dip drained oysters in flour, then beaten eggs, shake off excess, and in panko crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. NOTE: An easy way to coat the oysters with the panko crumbs is to place the crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

2 – Heat canola oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot.

3 – Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately.

Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce.

Makes 2 servings.

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF OYSTERS
Oysters are naturally high in many essential vitamins and minerals including protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, zinc, and vitamin C.

 

 

 

 

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

Product Details
Hilton’s oysters are plump, juicy and full of flavor making them superb for cooking purposes in stews, pan fried, casseroles and turkey stuffing during the Holidays plus many more recipes.

Features
Available year around
Low in fat, calories and cholesterol
Fast and easy to prepare
High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
All natural
Product of USA

Ingredients
Fresh Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

 

 


New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast
With half the fat of our Garlic Texas Toast, New York Bakery® Lite Texas Toast has the same garlic taste with half the guilt.

Conventional Oven*

Pre-heat oven to 425°f.
* Place slices flat on baking sheet
* Bake 5 – 8 minutes on middle shelf of oven
* To brown on both sides, turn over and bake an additional 2 minutes
*Oven temperatures may vary
Box contains 8 slices.
http://www.nybakery.com/products/lite-texas-toast/

Soup Special of the Day…….Cajun Gumbo

June 17, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is a Gumbo, but just not any Gumbo a Cajun Gumbo! Made with Chicken Thighs, Crab Meat, Shrimp, Crawfish, Oysters, and more! Everyone leaving the table will be smiling! The recipe comes from one of my favorite recipe sites, the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, or cuisines so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cajun Gumbo
Gumbo combines ingredients and culinary practices of several cultures, including French, Spanish, German, West African and Choctaw. The dish is the official cuisine of the state of Louisiana.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 pounds chicken thighs
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth or water
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 dried bay leaf
1 (10-ounce) package frozen sliced okra
1 1/2 pounds crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish, lobster and/or surimi
1 (10-ounce) jar medium oysters, drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Place chicken thighs in a single layer on a shallow baking pan and season with salt and pepper. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until done. Remove chicken from pan and set aside to cool. Deglaze pan with a little water, scraping the bottom to remove any browned bits and pour pan juices into a fat separator and set aside. When chicken is cool enough to handle, pick meat and discard skin and bones.
3 – Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in flour, reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add garlic, and cook for 2 more minutes, or until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes (undrained), chicken broth, red pepper flakes, thyme and bay leaf. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened. Cover and and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken, pan juices (discard fat) and okra. Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in crab, oysters and parsley. Cook gently 5 to 10 minutes or until oysters begin to curl and crab is thoroughly warmed (if using shrimp, shrimp should be pink and opaque throughout). Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over rice in soup bowls.

Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/cajun_gumbo_recipe.html

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