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Creole Gumbo

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Ingredients
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Canned tomatoes 16 Ounce, cut up
  Chopped green pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Bay leaves 2
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Bottled hot pepper sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Okra/1 package, 10 ounce frozen cut okra 10 Ounce, cut up to make 2 cups
  Canned shrimp 9 Ounce, drained (2 cans, 4 1/2 ounce each)
  Canned crab meat 7 1⁄2 Ounce, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  Hot cooked rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

In large saucepan cook onion and garlic in butter till onion is tender but not brown.
Blend in flour.
Cook, stirring constantly, till flour is golden brown.
Stir in undrained tomatoes, green pepper, bay leaves, oregano, thyme, hot pepper sauce, 1 1/2 cups water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes.
Remove bay leaves.
Stir in the fresh or frozen okra; bring mixture to boiling.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Cut up any large shrimp.
Stir shrimp and crab meat into okra mixture and heat through, about 5 minutes.
Serve the gumbo mixture over hot cooked rice in soup plates.
(Traditionally, hot cooked rice is mounded in a heated soup plate and the gumbo spooned around it.)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes

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