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  • Serves: 2 &1/2 qts.

Greenbow County Okra Gumbo

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Category: Soups, Shellfish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Fresh okra, sliced
  • 1/4 c Plus 2 tbs. butter melted
  • - melted & divided
  • 1/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 bn Green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 c Chopped celery
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 qt Water
  • 1 cn (16-oz.) whole tomatoes,
  • - undrained & chopped
  • 1 tb Chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Ground red pepper
  • 1 Sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 lb Unpeeled medium-size fresh
  • - shrimp
  • 1/2 lb Fresh crabmeat, drained &
  • - flaked
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Gumbo File' (optional)


Cook okra in 2 tbs. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat,
stirring constantly, until lightly browned. Set aside.

Combining remaining 1/4 cup butter and flour in a large Dutch oven; cook
over medium heat, stirring constantly, until roux is chololate colored (20
to 25 minutes). Stir in green onions, celery, and garlic; cook, stirring
constantly, until vegetables are tender. Add okra, water, and next 6
ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 2 hours,
stirring occasionally.

Peel and devein shrimp; add shrimp and crabmeat to okra mixture. Simmer an
additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaf.
Serve gumbo over rice. Add gumbo file', if desired.

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