Shrimp & Okra Gumbo

Saturday, July 25, 2009

This recipe is quick and easy if you need to feed a crowd.


What you’ll need:

2 Tbl bacon fat
3 c sliced okra
2 onions, chopped
6 green onions, chopped
2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined and cut in half
½ can tomato sauce
2 red peppers, chopped
3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 bay leaf
8 c water
1 tsp salt

Cook, covered, the okra, onions and bell pepper in the bacon fat until okra is almost tender. Stir in the tomato sauce and cook 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients except shrimp. Heat to boiling then cook an additional 10 minutes. Add shrimp. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Serve with steamed rice. Feeds 8.

Cost:
okra - $3.99/lb
onion - $1.12
small onions - $1.50/bunch
bell pepper - $0.90
tomato sauce - $0.33/can
garlic cloves - $1.12
1/2 lb 30/40 shrimp - $2.50
Total - $14.68/$1.84 per serving

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