Shrimp Gumbo

(Step One):
1 cup green peppers, diced
½ cup onions, chopped
½ cup celery, chopped
1/3 cup red peppers, diced
pinch dry oregano
pinch dry thyme
½ teaspoon gumbo file
2 tablespoons margarine

Cook above ingredients over medium heat for ten minutes.

Step Two:


  • 1 cup okra, diced (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 6 ounces clam juice
  • 6 ounces tomato juice
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chicken base
  • pinch cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped


    Add the above ingredients to the green pepper-onion mixture and bring to a boil. Cook for ten minutes, then add the following (except for shrimp):


  • 3 tablespoons cooking sherry
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • roux (2 tablespoons flour & 1 tablespoon butter, cooked over medium high heat until light brown)
  • ¾ pound 26/30 shrimp, raw, peeled & deveined


    Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 7 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for an additional 6 minutes.

    Serve immediately in large bowls and garnish with rice.

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