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!
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.
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.
1 bag frozen okra
Simmer for another hour or so.
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.