Shrimp Gumbo

3 to 5 lb. shrimp
1 lb. okra
1 lg. or 2 sm. onions
2 fresh tomatoes
1 heaping tbsp. shortening
1 pod green pepper
Salt to taste

Remove heads of shrimp. Wash thoroughly, then boil about 10 minutes. Chop okra fine. Mince onion. Fry okra, onion and pepper slightly. Add chopped up tomatoes. Fry a few minutes then add two quarts of boiling water in which the shrimp have been cooked. Peel shrimp and add to mixture. Boil for about two hours on a slow fire. Serve with steamed rice.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana