Try this Shrimp and Okra Gumbo recipe, or contribute your own. "Celery" and "Soups" are two of the tags cooks chose for Shrimp and Okra Gumbo.
Put fresh, washed shrimp in 1 pint of water with 1 teaspoon salt; cook over medium heat about 5 minutes or until shrimp turns pink. Turn off heat and leave covered 3 minutes, drain and reserve liquid for gumbo ln a large pot with heavy bottom, heat oil; add flour. Make a roux (brown flour in oil) of deep golden brown; cook on a low heat, stirring constantly. Take pot off heat and quickly add onions and garlic; cook 4 minutes. Return to heat; add bell pepper, bay, leaf, broth with remaining water and dried shrimp. Let come to a boil; then add tomatoes and okra, stirring until it comes to a boil again. Reduce to simmer and cook, covered for 1 hour. Add cooked shrimp, green onion and parsley to gumbo just before serving. Serve in soup bowls with cooked rice. Note: For a different taste treat, shrimp gumbo file is made the same way, only omit okra, but putting 1/4 teaspoon gumbo fil? into each serving. (Do not cook fil?). Fil? is herb powder made from sassafras leaves, and can be found in most stores in the spice section. From . Downloaded from G Internet, G Internet.