West Indies

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Modern Classics

Modern Classics

By Frances Bissell

Published 2000

  • About

The city of Mobile, Alabama, has a world-class oyster bar, Wintzell’s Oyster House, downtown on Dauphin Street, where oysters are ‘fried, stewed, or nude’ and served at the bar, where one counter hand does nothing but open oysters as fast as the customers can eat them. The chef’s wife comes in every morning to make 30 gallons of gumbo, a deep, dark, spicy fish stew or soup, served with rice. There you will also find an authentic Mobile speciality, a marinated crab salad called simply ‘West