Shrimp Gumbo

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      Shrimp Gumbo
      2 ls large shrimp, shelled & deveined
      1/3 cup celery, very thinly sliced
      2 cups fresh okra & sliced 1/4-inch thick
      2 tbs filé powder
      1 tsp Tabasco sauce
      2 cups dry white wine
      1 cup chicken boned, chopped
      1/4 cup diced ham
      2 carrots sliced
      1 1/2 cups stewed tomatoes, sliced
      1 tsp dried leaf basil
      1/2 tsp dried marjoram
      1/2 tsp ground allspice
      1 tsp cream of tartar
      4 bay leaves
      2 medium onions coarsely chopped
      4 garlic cloves, crushed
      6 scallions chopped
      2 cups water
      4 tbs soy sauce
      Pour all liquid ingredients into a large pot and bring to a boil.

      Add all spices. Boil for 8-10 minutes then add the shrimp. Boil for 15 minutes then add all of the other ingredients.

      Boil for 3-5 minutes then turn to low heat for 10 minutes. Turn down to simmer for 20-30 minutes. Serve over white or brown rice.

      Excellent with a good fruit salad and lots of hot, buttered French bread!
      marionette smilie

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