*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            MARY'S SEAFOOD GUMBO
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Main dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5       lb           Okra
    2       lg           Onions, chopped
    1       cn           Frozen crabmeat
                         Salt and pepper to taste
                         Small amt. oil
    3                    Tomatoes, or 1 (#2) can
    5       lb           Deheaded shrimp
    6                    Crabs (or more)
                         Tabasco sauce
                         Garlic, bay leaf & thyme
 
      Use large alumionum pot,  not iron. Wash, stem and
   cut okra into 1/2 pcs.  Season with salt and pepper.
   Smother okra in as little oil as possible.  When
   almost done, add onion.  Cook until tender, add
   tomatoes. Let simmer, add remaining ingredients and
   simer until done.  If there is a favorite vegetable of
   the South, it is surely okra.  Gumbo gets its name
   from the Choctaw Indian word 'Kombo' for any thick
   soup made with okra.
  
 
 
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