Saturday, February 13, 2010

Shrimp Gumbo

I love any type of gumbo - I think it's cause of the okra - I love "seedy" things....

Here's a good one for WW AND Mardi Gras!

Shrimp Gumbo

2 T olive oil
2 T flour

1 t olive oil
one large onion diced
1 bell pepper (any color - I used red) diced
1 c + celery - diced
1 c + carrot - diced
3+ cloves garlic - put through press

cook olive oil and flour over slowly, over medium low heat until nicely browned to the color of peanut butter.

Meanwhile, saute veggies and spices until browned.

Add in:

1 can diced tomatoes
1 carton chicken or veggie stock
1-2 T hot sauce depending on taste and strength of sauce. I put in about 2 T - we have been using the hot sauce from Aldi of all places! It is nicely spiced - but not too much and has a great taste.

Simmer for 1+ hours.

Add in:

1 bag frozen okra

Simmer for another hour or so.

Add in:

1 lb raw peeled shrimp

Increase heat and cook until shrimp is pink.

Taste - adjust seasonings and serve over rice (traditional) or corn bread (what my kids like!)

Happy Lent. What are you giving up? My brothers always give up whiskey and bald women.