Mobile Shrimp Gumbo

  • Yield 8 to 10 servings

Try this easy and delicious shrimp gumbo.


2 pounds medium peeled shrimp
2 cans chicken and rice soup
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped okra
4 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons oil
1 1/2 quarts water
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons file


  1. Brown flour in oil; add onion and celery, and saute lightly.  Add soup, water, okra and shrimp, salt and pepper to taste.  Add Worcestershire sauce and simmer for 1 hour.  Turn off heat; add file after boiling stops.  Serve over rice with garlic bread.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Telephone Pioneers of America’s Calling All Cooks (the Telephone Pioneers of America, Alabama Chapter No. 34, Birmingham, Alabama, 1982). 



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