Susan Sarandon's seafood gumbo

King prawns, langoustines, sea bass & cockles

Susan Sarandon's seafood gumbo

Susan Sarandon's seafood gumbo

Serves 8
Cooks In1 hour 30 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 583 29%
  • Fat 36g 51%
  • Saturates 13g 65%
  • Sugars 6.2g 7%
  • Salt 2.8g 47%
  • Protein 45.9g 92%
  • Carbs 19.7g 8%
  • Fibre 3.1g -
Of an adult's reference intake
Recipe From

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 litres of organic chicken or beef stock
  • 16 large raw shell-on king prawns , from sustainable sources
  • 500 g quality smoked spicy sausage , such as Andouille
  • olive oil
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 5 heaped tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 large green peppers
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 sticks of celery
  • 5 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 bunch of fresh thyme , (30g)
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 x 400 g tin of quality plum tomatoes
  • 200 g green beans
  • 1 bunch of fresh curly parsley , (30g)
  • 600 g sea bass fillets , skin on, scaled and pin-boned, from sustainable sources
  • 4 fresh langoustines , from sustainable sources (optional)
  • 300 g fresh cockles or clams , cleaned, from sustainable sources
  • 1 lemon
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Recipe From

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

By Jamie Oliver
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Method

  1. Warm the stock in a pan over a low heat. Peel the prawns (keeping the tails on), throwing the heads and shells into the stock pan as you go. Run the tip of a knife down the backs of the prawns and pull out and discard the dark veins, then score a little deeper so they butterfly as they cook.
  2. Slice the sausage into rough chunks, place in a large casserole pan on a medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then cook for 10 minutes, or until it has released its tasty fat.
  3. Turn down the heat to low, then remove the sausage to a plate, leaving the fat behind in the pan. Stir the butter and flour into the pan, really scraping up all the sticky bits from the bottom. Continue stirring for 15 to 20 minutes (be patient!), or until dark golden brown – think peanut butter, but you can take it even darker, if you prefer (see tip). You want the roux to have a semi-loose, doughy consistency, so add a splash of oil if there isn’t a lot of fat.
  4. Deseed the peppers, peel the onion and roughly chop with the celery, then stir into the roux pan (this is called the holy trinity). Scrunch and add the bay leaves and strip in the thyme leaves, then peel, finely chop and add the garlic, followed by the cayenne and Tabasco.
  5. Put the sausage back into the pan, then scrunch in the tomatoes using clean hands, stirring as you go. Ladle the stock through a sieve into the pan, then let it blip away for 10 minutes.
  6. Trim the green beans, slice each into three pieces, then add to the pan and cook for 6 minutes. Meanwhile, pick and finely chop the parsley.
  7. Slice the sea bass fillets lengthways into thin strips, then halve the langoustines and crack the claws (if using). Sort through the cockles or clams and tap them – if any stay open, throw them away.
  8. Add all the fish and seafood to the pan and simmer for a few minutes, or until perfectly cooked – the prawns should be pink and the clams or cockles open (discard any that remain closed), stirring regularly.
  9. Squeeze over lemon juice to taste, and scatter with the chopped parsley. Delicious served with fluffy rice.

Tips

Be brave when you’re cooking the roux, and take it lovely and dark for next-level flavour. It may start to smoke slightly, but be patient and keep stirring to stop it from sticking.

Recipe From

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

By Jamie Oliver