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Title: Creole Seafood Gumbo
Categories: Shellfish Gumbo Regional
Yield: 6 Servings

1/4cButter or margarine
2cLiquid(water/seafood juice)
2cCut okra
2cPeeled,cubed tomatoes
1 Large onion,chopped
1 Small green bell pepper,chop
1tsTabasco sauce
1 Bay leave
2cShrimp,crabmeat,oyster combo
3cHot cooked rice

1. Melt butter in large saucepan; blend in flour and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until dark brown.

2. Add liquid, okra, tomatoes, onion, pepper, Tabasco, thyme and bay leaf; bring to a boil, then cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

3. Add seafood and cook, covered, 10 to 15 minutes longer.

4. Remove bay leaf and serve in soup bowls with mound of hot rice in center.