Thursday, September 3, 2015

Shrimp Gumbo

 This is my mom's shrimp gumbo recipe. It is really very simple ingredients.  I was surprised how little was in it the first time I made it.  

1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup flour
1/2 onion
1 can (16oz..) tomatoes
1 package frozen okra or fresh
2 cups water
In a dutch oven lightly brown the oil and flour.  You want it to be a little darker in color to honey.  When it is the color you want, take it off the stove and add onion. Stir to combine and soften the onions. Then add tomatoes, okra, and water.  Simmer 30 minutes to let thicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Add peeled and deveined shrimp. Simmer 30 minutes longer.  To serve, put a couple tablespoons of cooked rice in the bottom of the bowl.  Add gumbo and enjoy.

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