Seafood Gumbo With Okra
|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|
|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)|
|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)|
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.