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Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

by Erika Nicole Kendall

2  tablespoons  olive oil, divided
3  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
10  tablespoon chicken broth
1  cup  chopped onion
4  ounces  smoked ham, chopped
1  cup  chopped green bell pepper
2/3  cup  diced celery
1/2  teaspoon  dried thyme
3  garlic cloves, minced
1/2  pound  fresh okra pods, sliced
1/4  cup  water
1/2  teaspoon  ground red pepper
1/2  teaspoon  paprika
1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
1/4  teaspoon  salt
1/4  teaspoon  ground allspice
28oz diced tomatoes, drained
3/4  pound  peeled and deveined large shrimp
2  tablespoons  chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add flour; cook 1 minute or until lightly browned, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add broth; stir with a whisk until thick. Pour into a bowl; set aside. Wipe pan clean with paper towels.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in pan over medium heat. Add onion and ham; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bell pepper and next 4 ingredients (through okra); cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender, stirring occasionally. Add broth mixture, water, and next 6 ingredients (through tomatoes). Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in shrimp; cook 4 minutes or until shrimp are done. Sprinkle with parsley.

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Margaret March 9, 2011 - 1:07 PM

Sounds yummy, can’t wait to try it!

Katrina August 8, 2011 - 3:21 PM

This looks DELICIOUS and seems easy enough for a weeknight meal. Can’t wait to try it! Thank you for posting 🙂

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