Everyday Meals

Louisiana Shrimp and Eggs Gumbo

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8hard-cooked eggs
  • 1 cup okra
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a Dutch oven or any heavy pan.Stir in flour to make a roux.Cook, stirring constantly, until roux is dark brown; be careful not to burn.Add onion and garlic, and cook until slightly wilted.Whisk in water.

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  • Step 2

    Stir in celery, green onions, tomato, green and red peppers, okra, bay leaf, thyme, salt, pepper, and cayenne.Simmer for 1 hour.

  • Step 3

    Add shrimp and hard boiled eggs; simmer 15 to 20 minutes longer.Adjust seasoning to taste.Serve gumbo over rice.

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