Shrimp and Crab Gumbo

6 tbs flour
6 tbs cooking oil
1 tbs celery leaves
1 large bell pepper (diced)
1 large onion (diced)
1 clove garlic (diced)
2 quarts water
2 cups shrimp
1 cup crab meat
1 cup diced green onion tops
1/4 cup parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Make dark brown roux with flour and oil. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic and celery leaves with a little water, cover and cook till tender on very low heat. Add 2 quarts water and boil 5 minutes. Add shrimp and crab meat, boil 10 minutes. Add green onion tops and parsley. Simmer about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve over hot rice.

Serves 4.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana