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Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

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Added: Wednesday, August 9, 2006


2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 medium onions, sliced
1/2 medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
12 ounces fresh okra, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 can (16 ounces) tomatoes, undrained
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
3 cups beef broth
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 pounds cleaned raw shrimp
1 tablespoon file powder
3 cups hot cooked rice

Cook and stir garlic, onions and bell pepper in margarine in 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat until tender. Stir in okra, tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt, chili powder, basil, pepper and bay leaf. Break up tomatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 45 minutes. Stir in shrimp. Cover and simmer 5 minutes or until shrimp are pink and tender. Remove bay leaf. Stir in file powder. Serve with rice.




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