This is my Nanaw’s recipe for Shrimp Gumbo. It is one of the things I usually make during the holidays to offset the traditional holiday food burnout syndrome.
3 lbs. shrimp, washed, peeled and deveined
1 lb. okra, cut in slices
2 Tablespoons shortening
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup shortening
1 large onion, chopped
5 cups water
1 can Rotel tomatoes
Salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce to taste
Heat the 2 Tablespoons of shortening and vinegar in skillet. Add cut up okra and cook over medium heat, stirring until not ropey. Heat the 1/3 cup shortening in a dutch oven; add flour and cook over medium heat stirring constantly until dark brown. Add chopped onion, okra, water and tomatoes.
Season to taste. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for 15 minutes longer. Serve in bowls with a scoop of cooked rice.
Y’all Enjoy! 🙂