- 2 lbs. fresh okra, cut into small pieces
- 2 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 cup onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup celery, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 quarts water
- Salt and pepper to taste
Make medium color roux with oil and all-purpose flour. Add onions, celery, salt, pepper, garlic and cook over low heat for 5 minutes then add water.
In another pot smother okra in 1/2 cup oil for approximately 35 to 40 minutes. Add the roux to okra and bring to a boil. Add shrimp and cook another 3o minutes. Serve over long grain rice. Serves 6 to 8.