Mary Mahoney's Seafood Gumbo

6 tablespoons flour

5 tablespoons bacon drippings

2 onions, finely chopped

1-1/2 finely chopped celery 

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes 

1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce

5-6 cups water

3 teaspoons salt 

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 pounds shrimp (frozen or fresh) peeled and deveined 

2 pounds crab meat, fresh or frozen 

1 (16-ounce) package frozen okra 

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 


In a large stockpot, brown flour in bacon drippings. Add onions, celery and garlic. Brown for 5 more minutes Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, salt and pepper and boil for 1 hour, over medium heat. Add shrimp, crab meat, and okra and simmer for 20 more minutes Add Worcestershire sauce and remove from heat. Stir well and serve over white rice.


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