Creole Shrimp Gumbo

1 ½ lb. small shrimp, cleaned and raw
1 can tomato sauce
1 heaping T. flour
2 quart water
2 stalks celery, chopped
½ bell pepper, chopped
4 sprigs parsley, chopped
2 onions, chopped
3 t. melted shortening
salt and pepper
3 green onions, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
4 c. okra, sliced and boiled 10 minutes

Brown flour and shortening to make bubbly sauce. Add onions and simmer slowly; covered. Add tomato sauce; add shrimp and simmer. Add water, salt and pepper. When shrimp is almost done, add remaining ingredients. Cook 10 to 15 minutes longer.

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