Greenbow County Okra Gumbo

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Title: Greenbow County Okra Gumbo
Yield: 2 & qts.
Categories: Shrimp, Soups, Bubba gump

Ingredients:

1 lb Fresh okra, sliced
1/4 c Plus 2 tbs. butter melted
- melted & divided
1/4 c All-purpose flour
1 bn Green onions, sliced
1/2 c Chopped celery
2 Garlic cloves, minced
2 qt Water
1 cn (16-oz.) whole tomatoes,
- undrained & chopped
1 tb Chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Ground red pepper
1 Sprig fresh thyme
1 Bay leaf
1 lb Unpeeled medium-size fresh
- shrimp
1/2 lb Fresh crabmeat, drained &
- flaked
Hot cooked rice
Gumbo File' (optional)


Cook okra in 2 tbs. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat,
stirring constantly, until lightly browned. Set aside.

Combining remaining 1/4 cup butter and flour in a large Dutch oven; cook
over medium heat, stirring constantly, until roux is chololate colored (20
to 25 minutes). Stir in green onions, celery, and garlic; cook, stirring
constantly, until vegetables are tender. Add okra, water, and next 6
ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 2 hours,
stirring occasionally.

Peel and devein shrimp; add shrimp and crabmeat to okra mixture. Simmer an
additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaf.
Serve gumbo over rice. Add gumbo file', if desired.

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