1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 large onion, diced
1 cup live isopods
3 cups water
2 tablespoons finely chopped green bell pepper
2 tablespoons minced celery
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 tablespoon ground black pepper
- In a big sauce pan, over medium heat, heat oil. Add flour all at once and stir constantly until golden brown, should take 30 minutes.
- Add onion, stir constantly until onion is soft and light brown.
- Lower heat to simmer for about 10 minutes. Slowly stir in the water. Raise heat to medium and continue cooking until the stew reaches a boil. Stir in the isopods, green bell pepper, celery, parsley, salt and pepper.
- Turn heat down to a simmer and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes to blend flavors. Taste and adjust seasonings.