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Cajun Shrimp Gumbo

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Ingredients
  Cut okra 1 Pound (Fresh Or Frozen)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)
  Vegetable oil 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Onions 2 Medium, chopped
  Bell peppers 2 Medium, chopped
  Green onions 6 , finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled and chopped (Garlic Toes)
  Canned stewed chopped tomatoes 28 Ounce (2 Cans, 14 Ounce Each)
  Shrimp stock 3 Quart (Made Prior To Starting Gumbo)
  Raw shrimp 4 Pound, peeled
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Red pepper 1 Pinch
  Bay leaves 2
  Tabasco sauce 2 Dash
Directions

In a large heavy pot, melt butter and add okra.
Cook okra over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often.
This should get rid of the ropy texture of the okra.
Remove from heat and set aside.
In another black iron pot or skillet, heat oil and flour to make the roux, stirring often until dark brown.
Immediately add onions, bell pepper and garlic to roux and continue to stir until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
If mixture becomes too thick, simply add 1 cup hot water and stir until smooth.
Combine roux mixture with the okra in the large pot.
Add the shrimp stock, tomatoes and seasonings.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add shrimp and simmer for 20 minutes.
Adjust seasonings, if required.
Remove from heat and serve over fresh cooked rice.
Hot garlic French bread adds a nice touch

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Servings: 
30

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