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Okra Shrimp Gumbo
1 cn Whole tomatoes
1 1/2 Heaping cook spoons flour.
4 Stalk of celery, chopped
3 lb Shrimp, cleaned
1/8 c Cooking oil
4 qt Water
Salt & pepper to taste
1 Onion, large, chopped
1/2 Bell pepper, chopped
1/4 c Chopped shallots
1 pt Salty oysters
2 pk Frozen okra, unthawed
In large pot, make roux of flour and oil, stirring until dark
brown. Add vegetables until wilted. Cook okra in separate pot by
frying in grease until almost all of rope is gone. Do not prepare
ahead. Add shrimp to vegetables, cook until bright pink. Add
tomatoes, cook about 5 min. Add cooked okra. Simmer for 5 min., add
water, more or less depending upon consistency you prefer. Season
with salt & pepper. Cook about 1 1/2 hrs. Add oyster 5 min. before
gumbo is done.
Serve with hot steamed rice.
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