Chef Jeff's Seafood Gumbo

Moderate
Serves 8
Ingredients: 

4 tbsp. butter

1 cup diced green bell pepper

1 cup diced sweet onion

1 cup diced celery

1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes

1/4 cup flour

2 (12 oz.) jars clam juice

1 lb. (31-35 count) raw shrimp, peeled, deveined

1 lb. sea scallops

2 tbsp. Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic Seasoning Blend

2 cups Arborio rice

- snipped Italian parsley

Instructions: 

In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter; sauté peppers, onion and celery until translucent (about 5 min.). In small bowl, combine tomatoes and flour; stir into pan vegetables over low heat (6-8 min.). Add clam juice, a little at a time, stirring constantly. Simmer 30 min., stirring every 5 min. Add shrimp, scallops and seasoning; continue cooking until translucent (10-12 min.). Cook rice according to pkg. directions.

To Serve: Divide gumbo among each of eight soup bowls; place ladle of rice in center of gumbo. Garnish with parsley.

Good to Know: Clam juice can be found in the juice aisle.