Louisiana Gumbo

A Mardi Gras favorite. Serve over rice for a vegetarian main course.


3 Tablespoons olive oil

4 large ribs celery, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

1 large green pepper, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes, chopped with their juices

2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce


1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped okra, partially thawed

1 (4 1/2 ounce) can medium shrimp, drained

1 (6 1/2 ounce) can lump crabmeat, drained

1/2 cup dry sherry

1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes

Honey Tips

Honey Is Sweeter Than Sugar

Due to the high level of fructose, honey is 25% sweeter than table sugar.


Heat oil in a large, deep skillet. Saute celery, onion and green pepper until soft. Add next 6 ingredients. Cover and cook over low heat for 45 minutes. Add okra, shellfish, sherry and parsley. Continue simmering, covered, 15 minutes more until okra is tender.
Serves 6-8.