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Shrimp & Okra Gumbo Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Harriet Duhe' Melancon from the kitchen of Gertrude Siears Duhe'
Added: Saturday, February 24, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 pounds small okra
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups chopped, peeled, and seeded fresh tomatoes, or 2 cups chopped canned tomatoes
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne (or more to personal taste)
2 quarts water
2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions:
Directions:
Wash the okra in cool water. Remove the caps and tips and cut into 1/4-inch rounds. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Fry the okra, stirring constantly, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until most of the slime disappears. If you don't cook it long enough your gumbo will be very slimy! Add the tomatoes, onions, and celery and cook, stirring often, for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the okra and other vegetables are soft and the slime has completely disappeared. Add the salt, cayenne, and water. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.

Serve over rice and enjoy!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6

 

 

 

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