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1 hr 15 mins
Jenny Sanders's Note:
A traditional Louisiana gumbo, and a wonderful way to use up bits of greens from the garden, or the grocery. Use things you used to throw away - radish tops, turnip tops, beet greens - and discover how very good they actually are.
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- 6 -8 cups greens (choose 1 cup each -- spinach, chard, kale, radish, celery, mustard, dau miu, turnip, collards, beets)
- 1 large onion
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil or 1/4 cup bacon fat
- 1/4 cup flour
- 5 cups vegetable broth or 5 cups hot chicken broth
- 4 cups cooked rice (1 1/3 cup raw)
- 1Wash the greens, roll them up and shred them finely, and measure them.
- 2Steam them in the water that clings to them.
- 3Set them aside, with any cooking liquid from them.
- 4Mix the peeled chopped onion with the seasonings.
- 5Set aside.
- 6Make a roux by cooking the fat and flour, stirring constantly, until it browns, 10 to 15 minutes.
- 7Add the seasoned onions, and cook them slowly for 10 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.
- 8Slowly stir in the stock.
- 9If using leftover rice, break it up and stir it in.
- 10Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
- 11Add the greens, heat through, and serve.
- 12If using rice freshly made for this dish, omit adding the rice to the gumbo.
- 13Put some in each bowl and serve the gumbo over it.
- 14(Just simmer the gumbo 10 minutes after the roux and stock have been mixed, then add the greens.).
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Nutritional Facts for Gumbo 'Zerbes
Serving Size: 1 (395 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 406.9
- Calories from Fat 127
- Total Fat 14.1 g
- Saturated Fat 1.9 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 1.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 62.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
- Sugars 1.6 g
- Protein 5.6 g
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