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Galveston Gumbo

1 lb Shrimp; frozen fully, peeled, deveined
2 c Fresh okra; sliced, or
10 oz Frozen okra; sliced
1/3 c Shortening; melted
2/3 c Chopped green onions and tops
3 Cloves garlic; finely chopped
1 1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Pepper
2 c Hot water
1 c Canned tomatoes
2 Whole bay leaves
6 dr Liquid hot pepper sauce
1 1/2 c Cooked rice


Sauté okra in shortening about 10 minutes or until okra appears dry, stirring constantly.

Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper and shrimp. Cook about 5 minutes.

Add water, tomatoes and bay leaves. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.

Remove bay leaves.

Add liquid hot pepper sauce.

Place 3/4 cup rice in the bottom of 6 soup bowls; fill with gumbo.


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