Shrimp: Bayou Gumbo

posted by syzygy 10-16-102 12:39 PM

Betty Crocker
Bayou Gumbo

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 pound smoked pork sausage, cut into 1/2" slices
2 cups frozen cut okra
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 large green bell pepper, chopped (1-1/2 cup)
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 can (14-1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1-1/2 cups uncooked regular long grained rice
3 cups water
1 package (12 ounces) frozen cooked peeled and deveined medium shrimp, rinsed and drained

Heat oil in 1 quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in flour. Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture turns reddish brown.

Place roux in crockpot. Stir in next 8 ingredients (through diced tomatoes). Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 - 9 hours.

Cook rice in water. While rice is cooking, stir shrimp into gumbo mixture in slow cooker. Cover and continue cooking over low heat another 20 minutes. Serve gumbo over rice.

Makes 6 servings.

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