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Shrimp Gumbo
Paul R. Giamona

     3-4 T flour
     3-4 T butter or oil
     1 c celery, diced
     1 onion, chopped
     2 cloves garlic, mashed
     2 bell peppers, chopped
     Small can of tomato paste
     2 c water
     2 quarts chicken stock
     2 bay leaves
     1 t thyme
     2 T flatleaf, Italian parsley, minced
     2 t salt
     1/2 t black pepper
     1/2 t cayenne pepper (more if you like it hot)
     1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined
     1 T gumbo file' powder

     1.  Prepare a rue by browning the flour in oil or butter very slowly stirring constantly.
     2.  Add celery, onions, garlic, and bell peppers and cook until onions are translucent.
     3.  Add tomato paste, water, and chicken stock.
     4.  Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for about 1 hour.
     5.  Add shrimp and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until shrimp are cooked.
     6.  Remove from the heat and add the gumbo file'.
     7.  Serve over steamed rice.