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Clam Gumbo on Rice
36 Florida clams in the shell
1 10-ounce package frozen sliced Florida okra (partially thawed and separated)
1/2 Cup sliced Florida onion
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 16-ounce can tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon fine herbs blend
3 cups cooked Florida rice

Wash clams thoroughly under cold running water. Shuck clams, drain; set aside. Cook okra and onion in vegetable oil for 5-8 minutes or until onion is soft and okra is partially cooked. Blend in flour and salt. Add tomatoes; cook, stirring until slightly thickened. Add clams, pepper sauce and fine herbs; cook until the edges of the clams curl. Serve over hot rice.

Yield: 6 servings

Per serving: calories 310, calories from fat 100, total fat 10g, saturated fat 1.5g, cholesterol 20mg, total carbohydrate 42g, protein 12g.

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