---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.03
  
       Title: SHRIMP GUMBO
  Categories: Seafood
       Yield: 8 servings
  
       2 lb SHRIMP, UNCOOKED
       4 ea STRIPS BACON
       2 tb FLOUR
       3 c  SLICED OKRA
       2 ea GREEN PEPPERS, CHOPPED
       2 ea ONIONS, CHOPPED
       2 tb CORN OIL
       1 ea #2 CAN TOMATOES
       2 qt WATER
       1 ea BAY LEAF
       1 ts SALT
       3 ea CLOVES GARLIC
       1 x  CAYENNE OR TABASCO TO TASTE
  
        Peel and devein shrimp.  Cook bacon.  Make a dark
   roux with bacon
        drippings and flour.  Add shrimp to roux and stir
   together for
        several minutes.  Set aside.  Smother peppers,
   onions, and okra
        in oil.  When okra is almost tender, add tomatoes
   and blend well.
        Add roux and shrimp mixture.  Blend.  Add water,
   bay leaf,
        garlic, salt, and cayenne or tabasco to taste.
   Cover and simmer
        gently for 30 minutes to 1 hour.  Let stand until
   ready to serve.
        Reheat slowly and serve over rice.  Oysters or
   crabmeat, drained,
        may be added during the final 15 minutes if
   desired.
  
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