Toms Simple Shrimp and Crab Gumbo

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Total Time
1hr 20mins
20 mins
1 hr

An easy and healthy gumbo that is relatively easy and simple to make. I use Smart Balance butter for a mostly fat free dish.

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  1. Chop onion, jalapeño and bell peppers, celery and garlic; set aside.
  2. Start rice and cook accordingly and when finished set aside.
  3. In medium to large pot over medium heat, add the vegetables and Smart Balance or butter and cook the vegetables until they start to soften, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add to the pot diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, thyme and hot sauce; simmer 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. To the pot add the shrimp, crab and okra; simmer another 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. To the pot add the cooked rice; cover pot and simmer for the final 10 minutes, stirring 1 or 2 times. Enjoy.
  7. Makes about 4 or 5 bowls of gumbo.