We happen onto some really great ideas for cooking our farm vegetables by google-ing the vegetables we have that we want to use and then seeing what recipes pop up....our latest google was chicken, sausage, tomatoes, onions, peppers and okra - and Gumbo was the number one hit - duh!
So last night we made a great big pot of gumbo! We couldn't find a recipe that we really liked so we borrowed from several and came up with our own recipe.
Skinny Lane Farm Gumbo - serves 6-8
2 lb chicken boneless chicken breast
2 lb sausage (we used Elgin Jalapeno Cheese Sausage)
1 1/2 cups onions chopped
1 cup chopped peppers
3 cloves garlic minced
2 cups fresh tomatoes pureed
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups chopped okra
Brown chicken and sausage and cut into bite sized pieces and set aside. In the remaining juices saute onions, peppers and garlic. Boil tomato puree for 10-15 minutes while veges are cooking.
When onions are soft add okra and saute for 5 minutes, then add tomatoes and meat back in. Season to taste with Cajun seasoning, worstershire and pepper. Bring to a boil then simmer for 30 minutes.
While gumbo is simmering make a roux. You can make a white roux with butter or dark brown with oil. We used butter.
Melt 2-3 tbsps butter in an iron skillet, when melted add 2-3 tbsp flour and stir continuously until it begins to brown. Stir into gumbo and continue to simmer for 15 mins.
Serve over rice and enjoy!