We were going through our cabinets, cleaning out stuff, when I came across this pack of smoked oysters my mom had sent me from America by request. This has to be the strangest and most disgusting recipe for gumbo I’ve ever seen. Was this recipe tested? Was anyone with any relation to Louisiana or the Gulf Coast consulted? For readers who can’t see the picture too well, here’s a slightly abridged version of the recipe:
Chicken of the Sea Oyster and Shrimp Gumbo
1 can Condensed Tomato Soup
1 can Italian Stewed Tomatoes (do not drain)
1 cup Milk
1 cup Cooked Rice
1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 can Chicken of the Sea Smoked Oysters, drained and chopped
1 can Chicken of the Sea Tiny Shrimp, drained
Grated Parmesan Cheese
In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine soup, tomatoes, milk, rice and seasoning. Cook 10 minutes or until hot, stirring occasionally. Stir in oysters and shrimp. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.
Microwave directions: In 2-quart microwave-safe bowl combine soup, tomatoes, milk, rice and seasoning. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 7 minutes or until hot, stirring halfway through. Stir in oysters and shrimp. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.
I dare anyone to make this recipe and eat it. I do a lot of daring things for this web site, but I think I’ve found my limit. Calling Andrew Zimmern…
Um… no. Just no.