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Mema Odie's Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lysander Bone

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 lb shrimp (salt)
lb Bacon, cut into small pieces
1 large onion
2 pkg Okra
1 can of tomotoes
1 Tbsp Seafood Seasoning
1 Tbsp of gumbo file
1 cup of flour

Directions:
Directions:
Boil shrimp in 4 quarts of salted water.

In a skillet, brown bacon and onion, add okra and tomatoes. Add this mixture to the shrimp and water then add seasonings.

In a dry skillet, brown flour lightly. Add flour to shrimp and mix fast, crushing any lumps. Simmer for 1 hour. Add salt to taste and serve over rice.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Lisa's Grandmother (Mema Odie) got her shrimp fresh from the boat. This recipe was handed down to Lisa and she has been making it since. It is always a great meal!!

 

 

 

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