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1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 table spoons of butter
2 cups chopped onion
2/3 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 pounds medium to large size shrimp - peeled and deveined
1 pound of crab claw (i use the kind that has already been pulled from the claw)
8 cups water
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 bay leaves
3 cups of rice

Make the roux by whisking flour into hot vegetable oil and butter. Turn heat down to low. Continue cooking flour and oil mixture, stirring constantly, until it reaches a dark brown color. This may take 30 minutes; the darker the roux, the better the final gumbo.
When the roux is a dark brown color, quickly add the onion, green pepper, parsley, and garlic. Cook over low heat until the vegetables are wilted, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
Stir in 2 cups water and spices and crab claw meat. Add rest of the water slowly. Bring mixture to a boil, and reduce heat. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
Start the rice and cover.
Add shrimp to gumbo then cook for about 8 to 10 minutes more. Remove bay leaves. Taste, and adjust seasoning. Once all is ready - you put about half a bowl of rice to however much gumbo you like on top.
Make sure to have lots of shrimp in it!
MMMMMMMM!!!!!
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OH and before anyone asks... yes okra is in many batches - its optional! I am just not much of an okra fan!
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Hi everyone;

I would love it if I could get some soup recipes. I love soup in the winter for lunch. Ideally I would like to make a big batch and freeze in individual containers for work. I look for recipies all the time, but I want something simple. I really like chicken noodle soup, veggie soup, chicken tomato rice soup. I am also looking for a french onion soup recipe, I was just past on 2 sets of french onion soup bowls from my mother in law when we declutered her house, they must be about 40 years old, and I told her I would make it for her and have her over for dinner, but still have not found an "easy" recipe.

Thanks for your help, this place is great!!

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Sounds great. I will defintely be making this.
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Soup recipe sounds really good....The gumbo recipe looks like one of the best I've seen, will have to try it, for sure....Thank you both for sharing....
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