DifficultyBeginner

Prep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 mins

 1 cup all purpose flour
 1 cup canola oil
 4 cups chopped onion
 2 cups chopped celery
 2 cups chopped green pepper
 1 cup sliced green onion and tops
 4 cups chicken broth
 8 cups water
 4 cups sliced okra
 2 tbsp paprika
 1 tbsp salt
 2 tsp oregano
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 6 cups small shrimp, rinsed and drained, or seafood of your choice
 1 cup minced fresh parsley
 2 tbsp cajun seasoning

1

In a heavy Dutch oven, combine flour and oil until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir about 10 minutes more, or until mixture is reddish brown.

2

Add the onion, celery, green pepper and green onions; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, water, okra, paprika, salt, oregano and pepper. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.

3

Add shrimp and parsley. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes more or until seafood is done. Remove from heat; stir in Cajun seasoning.

Ingredients

 1 cup all purpose flour
 1 cup canola oil
 4 cups chopped onion
 2 cups chopped celery
 2 cups chopped green pepper
 1 cup sliced green onion and tops
 4 cups chicken broth
 8 cups water
 4 cups sliced okra
 2 tbsp paprika
 1 tbsp salt
 2 tsp oregano
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 6 cups small shrimp, rinsed and drained, or seafood of your choice
 1 cup minced fresh parsley
 2 tbsp cajun seasoning

Directions

1

In a heavy Dutch oven, combine flour and oil until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir about 10 minutes more, or until mixture is reddish brown.

2

Add the onion, celery, green pepper and green onions; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, water, okra, paprika, salt, oregano and pepper. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.

3

Add shrimp and parsley. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes more or until seafood is done. Remove from heat; stir in Cajun seasoning.

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