Shrimp and Crab Gumbo

2 onions
4 tomatoes
7 c. water
10 okra
2 bay leaves
3 sprigs parsley
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. chili peppers
4 tbsp. butter
1 lb. lump crabmeat
1 lb. bay shrimp

Add all ingredients together except crabmeat, shrimp and butter. Cook for 30 minutes. Cook crabmeat and butter together for 17 minutes. Add bay shrimp to crabmeat and cook for another 3 minutes, Add everything together and cook over low heat for 30 minutes.

Garlic and Lemon Shrimp

1 1/2 lb. lg. shrimp (in shell)
2 cloves garlic
1 scallion
1 lemon
1 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Peel and devein shrimp. Mince the garlic and chop scallion. Squeeze 2 tablespoons juice from lemon. Heat butter and oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the shrimp, garlic and 1 teaspoon salt. Saute, stirring until shrimp turns pink (3-4 minutes). Stir in lemon juice and scallions. Sprinkle with parsley and serve. 4 servings.

Beer-Baked Shrimp

5 lbs. shrimp (in shell)
1 lb. melted oleo
4 tbsp. chili sauce
10 pods garlic
Red pepper
Lemon slices
1 beer

Wash shrimp thoroughly and put in a long baking dish, place them in about 2 deep. Sprinkle liberally with salt, red pepper and oregano. Pour on melted oleo to which you have added the chili sauce. Mix well. Pour 1 can beer over top and mix all together. Stick garlic pods hit and miss through the mixture, sticking down into the shrimp. Then lay lemon slices on top. Let shrimp marinate 2-3 hours before baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and serve in bowls with the juice, using French bread to dunk into the juice.

Cajun Shrimp Mold

1 1/2 envelopes Knox gelatin
1/4 c. cold water
1 can undiluted tomato soup
3 sm. pkgs. Philadelphia cream cheese
1 c. mayonnaise
3/4 c. celery, chopped fine
2/3 c. green bell pepper, chopped fine
1/3 c. onion tops, chopped fine
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. hot sauce
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Heat soup and cream cheese, stirring until the cheese is melted. Remove from heat. Dissolve gelatin in the cold water and add to the soup/cheese mixture. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Pour the mixture into a greased gelatin mold and chill at least three hours. Serve with your favorite cracker. If available crawfish can be substituted for the shrimp.

Shrimp and Mushroom Won Tons

1 pkg. Wonton skins
1/2 lb. fresh ground pork
3/4 lb. fresh shrimp shelled, deveined, minced
4 dried mushrooms, soaked to soften and minced
8 water chestnuts, minced
2 scallions finely chopped
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 lg. egg beaten
1 tbsp. sherry
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. Cornstarch

Combine all ingredients and let set, 1 hour to blend all flavors. Place teaspoon of filling in center of Wonton skin, fold in “pocket form” seal with a small amount of water. Cover with a damp towel. Deep fry a few at a time until golden brown, about 2 1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Wontons can be fried and frozen to reheat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place on cookie sheet and heat.

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