Shrimp Gumbo

A dark roux begins this recipe for thick shrimp gumbo featuring okra, onions, bell pepper and diced tomatoes. Serve this stew over long-grain white rice.

In a large skillet over high heat, add 2 tablespoons oil and flour to the pan, and whisk together quickly. Continue cooking and stirring until a dark roux forms. Stir in shrimp. Cook and stir...


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups chopped okra
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • ground black pepper to taste

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