Chicken And Okra Gumbo

Recipe by Gingerbear
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READY IN: 3hrs
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the oil in a large heavy pan and add the flour.
  • Cook over a low heat, stirring, to make a dark brown roux (the color of hazelnut shells).
  • Add the onion, garlic, green pepper and celery and cook until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the okra, parsley, bay leaf, thyme, salt, peppers, and cayenne and tabasco to taste, then stir in the tomatoes, tomato puree, and half the stock or water.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring well.
  • Simmer for 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • During this time, the okra, which is initially slimy, will turn the mixture very dark and glutinous.
  • Meanwhile, remove the chicken meat from the carcass.
  • Discard all skin and cut the meat into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add the chicken meat and corn to the gumbo with the remaining stock or water and simmer for 30 minutes longer, stirring from time to time.
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