|Chopped bell pepper and celery. Frozen okra.|
|Fresh garlic and thyme, with bay leaves.|
|30ish minutes for the roux, constant stirring.|
|Veggies cooked in the completed roux.|
|Everything in the pot to simmer.|
For about two hours we grew hungry over the smell coming from the simmering pot before I added the shrimp. In that two hours the okra pretty much dissolved in a way that you would never know that it was there in the first place. I would have rather had some say intact, maybe I need to use fresh next time.
The end result is not the prettiest of our meals, but I thought it was quite delicious. Laura, on the other hand, didn't quite agree since the shrimp texture and cooked down veggies aren't so much her thing. I might have to save this for bachelor weekends (when I would add some andouille).
|Tastier than it looks.|