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       Title: GUMBO - CAJUN STYLE
  Categories: Fish, Shellfish
       Yield: 6 servings
       2 tb Lard; or shortening
       2 tb Flour
       1 lg Onion; chopped
       2    Garlic cloves; minced
     1/2 c  Chopped celery
       1 tb Chopped parsley
       1    Green pepper; chopped
       1 cn Tomato puree (12 oz)
       1 c  Water
       1 cn Tuna; drained and flaked
       1 cn Tiny shrimp (7oz); drained
       1 ts File' powder
            Steamed rice
   Guaranteed to conjure up dreams of moss-draped oaks and the bayou.
   This was developed with the help of a Cajun friend’s memory of
   watching his mama cook it every Friday night when he was a boy in
   Louisiana. Making a “roux” with the flour and lard is the most
   important part and the secret of a good gumbo.  Be careful and don't
   let it burn.
   In a heavy pan, melt the lard (shortening: over very low heat.  Add
   flour and stir continuously until it turns a tawny brown color (it
   may take as long as 15 minutes, but don't rush it because if it
   burns, the gumbo will be ruined).  Now add the onion, garlic, celery,
   parsley, and green pepper and braise about 5 mintues, being careful,
   again, not to burn it. Add tomato puree, 1 cup water, tuna, and
   shrimp and simmer for 45 minutes. Add file' powder and serve over
   fluffy steam rice.
   From:  The Tuna Cookbook