Monday, August 3, 2009

August 2nd

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.

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