Shrimp Gumbo

Seriously yummy!

4 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon flour
1 pound raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 teaspoons crab or shrimp boil tied in cheesecloth bag
1 teaspoon salt
10 oz. packaged frozen whole okra, slightly thawed (or you can substitute fresh Farm Market yellow squash)
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tablespoons chopped Farm Market green and/or red pepper
8 oz. tomato sauce
8 oz. canned tomatoes
2 to 3 cups cooked white rice
Chopped parsley
In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, melt 2 Tablespoons of butter. Remove from heat; blend in flour until smooth. Return to heat; add shrimp; cook, stirring often for 3 to 4 minutes. Add 2 cups water, the crab or shrimp boil, salt and pepper. Bring to boil; reduce heat, simmer for 15 minutes.

Cut okra (or squash) in 1" pieces. Heat remaining butter in medium saucepan. Saute okra, onion and green pepper until tender,about 10 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and tomatoes. Add mixture to shrimp and simmer 30 minutes longer.

Mount 1/2 cup cooked rice in each large soup plate. Ladle gumbo over rice. Sprinkle with parsley.
Additional Information
Difficulty Level: 1 ·  Recipe Source: Janet, a faithful customer ·  Serves: 4 to 6 ·  Where To Cook: on the stove ·