Savory Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
<br>- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
<br>- 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
<br>- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
<br>- 3 cups chopped okra
<br>- 2 onions, chopped
<br>- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
<br>- 2 quarts water
<br>- 1 bay leaf
<br>- 3 cloves garlic, minced
<br>- 1 teaspoon salt
<br>- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
<br>- ground black pepper to taste
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: 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 for a few minutes, until the shrimp turns pink. Set aside.
<br>step 2: In another pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat.  Stir in okra and onions; cook until okra is tender.  Mix in tomatoes.  Add water, bay leaf, garlic, salt, red pepper, and the shrimp mixture.  Cover, and cook slowly for 30 minutes.
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Ingredients
- 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

Directions
step 1: 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 for a few minutes, until the shrimp turns pink. Set aside.
step 2: In another pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Stir in okra and onions; cook until okra is tender. Mix in tomatoes. Add water, bay leaf, garlic, salt, red pepper, and the shrimp mixture. Cover, and cook slowly for 30 minutes.

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