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Louisiana Shrimp Gumbo

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Louisiana Shrimp Gumbo is rich with the flavors of shrimp, clam juice and seasonings. This rich tasting appetizer is the best bet to add to your party menu. Just check out the recipe of the rich tasting and flavorsome Louisiana Shrimp Gumbo.
  Onions 4 , chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
  Butter 2 Teaspoon
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Clam juice/Clam broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Canned plum tomatoes 14 Ounce, chopped
  Bay leaf 1
  Thyme 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Pepper red 1 Dash
  Okra 1 Pound (10 Ounce. Frozen Or 16 Ounce. Fresh)
  Green pepper 1 , chopped
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Shrimp 2 Pound, shelled deveined
  File powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Saute the onions and garlic in the butter until lightly browned.
Stir in the flour and keep sauteeing until the flour turns brown.
Stir in the clam juice and then add the tomatoes, bay leaf, thyme, red pepper, okra, celery and green pepper.
Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, (about 20 to 25 minutes).
Add the shrimp and simmer another 15 minutes.
Stir in the file' powder, salt and pepper.
Serve in a bowl with rice on one side of the bowl.
Keep some Franks Louisiana Hot Sauce on the side for the adventurous.
I spend a lot of time in the South and I fill up on this soup everytime I go down.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1695 Calories from Fat 235

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40.5%

Saturated Fat 9 g44.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1400.4 mg466.8%

Sodium 4563.3 mg190.1%

Total Carbohydrates 151 g50.4%

Dietary Fiber 34.9 g139.8%

Sugars 44.1 g

Protein 215 g429.4%

Vitamin A 156.6% Vitamin C 590.5%

Calcium 120.1% Iron 169.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Louisiana Shrimp Gumbo Recipe