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  • 3 tablespoons - flour
  • 3 tablespoons - oil
  • 1/2 - pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 cups - frozen cut okra
  • 1 - large onion, chopped
  • 1 - large green bell pepper , chopped
  • 3 cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1/4 - teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 - teaspoon pepper
  • 1 - can (14.5 ounce size) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 - package (12 ounce size) frozen shelled deveined cooked medium shrimp, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 - cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
  • 3 cups - water
  • Directions:

    In a small saucepan, combine flour and oil; mix well. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.This is your Roux. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes or until mixture turns reddish brown. Place flour-oil mixture in 3 1/2 to 4 quart Crockpot.

    Stir in all remaining ingredients except shrimp, rice and water. Cover; cook on low setting for 7-9 hours. When ready to serve, cook rice in water as directed on package. Meanwhile, add shrimp to gumbo mixture in crockpot; mix well. Cover; cook on low setting for additional 20 minutes. Serve gumbo over rice.

    Brief Description

    Some of my favorite memories growing up are of specific foods: Seafood Gumbo is one of the best!
    Serving yield is approximate, according to how this is served and how hungry one is for Gumbo!

    Main Ingredient:

    Seafood, okra & rice

    Category:  Soups

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 30 min
    Cook Time: 8 hour(s)


    Comments, with which I agree, added on original Facebook posting:
    I used butter instead of oil for the roux, added celery, 1t creole seasoning and 2C chicken broth. (The lack of those things just seemed beyond wrong to me) I'm using fresh shrimp because I'm just too close to the Gulf for frozen. And I browned the sausage in a cast iron skillet then cooked the veggies in the drippings before adding them.

    Yum and really easy!! You could add crab with the shrimp.

    Or also try adding other seafood:
    Having grown up on the MS Gulf Coast with fresh seafood readily available, I could not serve gumbo without adding more seafood, especially crab!


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    January 17, 2014

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