Last night we had Shrimp and Okra Gumbo.
Here is the recipe.
Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
Serve in soup bowl over rice.
Hubby makes it in a huge pot so that we can freeze small bags for later meals. For that reason I will not give many measurements.
For each pound of shrimp, use a pound of cut okra. Can use frozen okra.
Use one can of rotel per 2 pounds of shrimp.
Here is the method.
Make a roux with 3/4 cup oil to 1 cup flour. Make it dark like chocolate. Make sure you stir constantly so it doesn't burn. Also be careful, roux is extremely hot and will cause a really nasty burn. Add the roux to a pot of slowly boiling water.
Saute onion, bell pepper, garlic for a couple of minutes in a small amount of oil. Add okra and saute' until okra starts to brown a little and loses the sliminess. Add to roux/water mixture. Then add rotel and cook for awhile. Season to taste when you add the roux. This needs to simmer for a couple of hours minimum. Add shrimp during last hour.