Cooking with Grammy

Yayyyyyyyyy New development. I am cooking gumbo with my grandmother. We are making chicken and sea food gumbo. I already explained that I need a recipe for everything so........ Of course I chose a Neely's Recipe. I have made this with my friends back in college once and that was it. It is a laundry list of ingredients but it is -oh so- good. I will post pictures at the end of the day.


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 large tomato, diced
  • 1 pound sliced okra
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • 1 pound large shrimp
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Dash hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce


In a heavy Dutch oven,

heat oil. Add the flour and stir and cook until the mixture darkens to a brown color, about the shade of peanut butter. Add the celery, onion, green bell pepper and garlic and saute until tender.

Whisk in chicken stock, add the ketchup, chopped tomato, and okra. Let simmer for 2 1/2 hours. About 10 minutes before serving time add cooked chicken, crabmeat and shrimp and simmer. Add lemon juice, hot sauce and Worcestershire.

Pictures from cooking with grammy. Staying true to old school my grandma remixed the whole recipe. But it still turned out good!!

Get Cooking


W. L. Johnson said...

Sounds next time I see you I hope you "Get Cooking" for me =) No seriously we should make it together, you teach me!

Inquiring Mind said...

Okey Dokey we will

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