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Crab Shrimp Gumbo

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Crab Shrimp Gumbo

Ingredients

1 cup flour

2 sticks margarine, melted

1 slice bacon, cut up

3 or 4 onions, minced

1 can tomatoes, chopped

1 can tomato paste

1 lb okra, chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

1 1/2 lbs shrimp, cleaned

1 lb crab meat

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Brown flour in margarine, add remaining ingredients in order given. Cook with water; cook slowly until of desired consistency.

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