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Seafood Gumbo With Okra

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Ingredients
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Diced bacon 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Approximately 6 Slices)
  Chopped green onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), mashed or minced
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Canned okra 1 Pound (1 Can)
  Canned solid pack tomatoes 1 Pound (1 Can)
  Diced ham 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut in 1/4 -inch cubes
  Finely chopped thyme/1/2 teaspoon powdered thyme 2 Teaspoon (Fresh)
  Bay leaves 2
  Boiling water 7 Cup (112 tbs)
  Shucked small raw shrimp 1 Pound
  Flaked crab meat 3⁄4 Pound
  Uncooked rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Melt butter in a large, heavy kettle.
Add bacon, green onion, and garlic, and saute until onion is limp and clear.
Sprinkle in flour and stir until blended.
Add okra, tomatoes, ham, thyme, and bay leaves; pour in boiling water.
Stirring often, simmer for 45 minutes.
Add shrimp and crab to broth and continue cooking 15 minutes.
Cook rice by your preferred method.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Everyday

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