1 pound medium shrimp shelled, reserving shells
1 bay leaf
8 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup long-grain white rice
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 1/2 cups jumbo lump crabmeat
2 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
2 bunches scallions, white part only, thinly sliced
cayenne pepper to taste
How Honey is Made
To make honey, bees drop the collected nectar into the honeycomb and then evaporate it by fanning their wings.
In a heavy skillet cook oil and flour over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until roux turns dark brown, about 15 minutes. Stir in onions, bell pepper and celery. Cook stirring occasionally until vegetables are crisp tender.
Whisk roux into stock and bring to a boil stirring. Add rice, tomatoes, crabmeat and honey. Cook about 10 minutes. Add shrimp and continue cooking for 3 minutes. Stir in scallions, cayenne and salt to taste.