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Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
February 23, 2005

I incorporated many of the suggestions and it came out great. 1st (from a review that no longer is here?), if you use frozen okra, boil the okra a minute or two, then cook 50% longer than indicated in the recipe. I might microwave instead of boil it next time, though. 2nd, cut the water significantly. I used 8 cups. 3rd, I added a lot (?1/8 cup?) of Old Bay seasoning, some paprika and ~ 2T Emeril's seasoning (not much) for more taste. 4th, to reduce cost, I substituted 1# chicken breast (boneless/ skinless) for 1 of the #'s of shrimp. I seasoned the chicken with Old Bay and black pepper, set it aside and then quickly browned it in a non-stick pan before adding it at the same time as the shrimp. Served it to friends, and they loved it! Also, not sure about the serving size-calories in the nutrition info. This made a lot more than 6 servings, and I was going by 2 cups/person. I calculated it out at about 215 cal & 5g fat/ 2 cup serving.

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