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Texas Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Sunday, January 3, 2010

                                                          Texas Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Texas Shrimp Gumbo Recipe Ingredients

4 quarts water
1/4 cup shrimp or crab boil
2-1/2 pounds shrimp, peeled, deveined
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons bacon drippings
1 cup each diced celery, onion and green green pepper
1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
1 garlic clove, minced
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon file powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (10-ounce) package thawed, frozen, cut okra
1/4 cup uncooked long-grain rice

Texas Shrimp Gumbo Recipe Cooking Tips

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Tie shrimp or crab boil in a cheesecloth bag. Add to
water with shrimp. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Turn off heat; let
stand 10 minutes. Drain shrimp, reserving 2 cups broth. In a heavy Dutch oven, heat
butter and bacon drippings. Add celery, onion and green pepper. Cook until tender.
Add shrimp broth, tomatoes with juice, thyme, garlic, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce,
file powder, salt and pepper to vegetable mixture. Simmer, covered, 45 minutes. Add
okra and rice. Simmer, covered, 30 minutes or until rice is tender. Add shrimp and heat
through. Makes 8 servings Texas Shrimp Gumbo Recipe


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