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Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Edith Warner
Added: Friday, February 24, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. fresh shrimp
4 tbsp. bacon fat
4-5 onions -coarsely cut
4-5 green peppers - coarsely cut
1 10 oz. pkg. frozen okra
1 large can crushed tomatoes
6-7 bay leaves
1 tsp. thyme-more or less
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
7 cups hot cooked rice

Directions:
Directions:
Peel and devein shrimp and set aside. Heat bacon fat in large fry pan. Add onions and peppers. Saute 5 min. Don't brown. Add tomatoes, bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer about 1 hour. Then add okra. After 20 min. add shrimp and simmer about 10 min. until shrimp are pink and done. Be sure to remove bay leaves! Serve over hot rice.
Note: To save time buy raw shelled shrimp at the fish market or supermarket.
( Okra also comes in 16 oz. bags. Use about 10 oz.)

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-7 generously
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hrs. includes preparation
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My mother received this recipe from Signe Nordin Luering, my piano teacher, who received it from her husband's parents, They were from Germany and were missionaries in Singapore.
Notes: The original recipe said to simmer for 3 hours. It is then more sauce like.
This might work well in the slow cooker after initial food preparation.

 

 

 

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