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2 (BERNARD CLAYTON, JR.)
Categories: Stews, Cajun, Ham, Fish, Main dish
Yield: 12 servings
Shells from 2 lb raw shrimp
6 c Water
1/2 c Chopped onion
1 Rib celery, chopped
1 lb Creole-Cajun sausage, in
-blanc, Boudin rouge OR a
-polish sausage (Kielbasa)
1 lb Smoked ham, in
-Tasso ham preferred
1 c Finely chopped green peppers
1 c Finely chopped celery
2 c Finely chopped onion
1 cl Garlic, minced
1/2 c Tomato puree
1 cn (16 oz) tomatoes OR 1 c Ripe tomtoes, peeled, seeded
1 Recipe shrimp broth OR 7 c Fish stock
1/2 ts Dried thyme
1 Bay leaf
1 ts Dried oregano, crushed
1 ts Red pepper or to taste
1/2 ts Dried basil
1 ts Freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 c Raw rice
2 c Shucked oysters
1 lb Fresh crab meat, picked over
1 c Finely chopped green onions
BROTH: Peel and devein the shrimp and set the meat aside. Put the shells
and other ingredients into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce
the heat and simmer 20 minutes. Strain the broth through a chinois or seive. Much of the flavor is in the shells, so press and pound with a
heavy spoon or pestle until all the moisture has been extracted. Discard
shell residue and reserve broth. STEW: Drop the sausage pieces into a
large, heated saucepan or casserole and sear over medium-high heat. Stir
frequently. Cook for about 10 minutes. The sausage will render
considerable fat as it cooks. Pour off and discard all but 1 tablespoon of
Add the ham pieces and continue cooking, stirring often, for an
additional 10 minutes.
Add the peppers, celery, onions, and garlic. Scrape the bottom with a
wooden spoon or spatula as the mixture cooks to loosen and incorporate the
brown particles stuck to the bottom of the pan.
Cook about 15 minutes.
Add tomato puree and tomatoes. Stir to blend and cook together for about 3 minutes.
Pour in the reserved broth and bring to a boil. Add thyme, bay leaf,
oregano, red pepper, basil and black pepper. Cook over low heat for 1
Add rice, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
Add reserved shrimp, oysters, and crab and cook 5 minutes more.
Stir in the green onions. Taste for salt.
To Serve: Ladle from the pot or heated tureen into leated large, shallow
soup bowls. --