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Seafood Gumbo
This Seafood Gumbo can be served as a hearty lunch or a light dinner.
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Serves: 8-10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
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1 pound smoked sausage, fully cooked, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 cup Crisco® Vegetable Oil
1/2 cup flour
2 medium onions, chopped
2 medium green bell peppers, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves, dried
1/4 teaspoon oregano leaves, dried
1 bay leaf
1 pound of medium shrimp, peeled
6 cups rice, hot cooked

Cook sausage in large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until brown. Remove sausage; set aside. Drain fat. Combine oil and flour in 2-cup glass measure. Microwave on HIGH 6 to 9 minutes; stirring after 5 minutes with small wire whisk. Continue to cook at 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until roux is dark red-brown. Pour roux into heavy saucepan; add onions, green peppers, celery, garlic, salt, black pepper, red pepper, thyme and oregano. Cook, stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Add broth and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Add reserved sausage; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Add shrimp; simmer 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Spoon gumbo into serving bowls; top each with 1/2 cup rice.

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