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Add remaining oil to pan and heat. Cook celery, onions, peppers, and remaining garlic until soft, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle flour over vegetables a little at a time, stirring between additions. Cook 2 minutes more. Slowly pour in stock while stirring. Add okra, bay leaf, and remaining Cajun seasoning. Stir in sausage. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Skim foam from top of stew as it rises. Add shrimp and cook just long enough for shrimp to become opaque; about 5 to 10 minutes. If sodium is not an issue, season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with cooked white or brown rice.

Per serving: 168 calories, 25 g protein, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fat, 79 mg cholesterol, 2 g dietary fiber, 480 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 17.2%.

Reviewed on October 20, 2008

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