Gumbo-licious!

Gumbo can be an easy and comforting meal. It's sloppy, it's filling and when you are not in the mood for fancy - this does the trick.




Recipe can be found HERE...but add stewed or canned tomatoes! That was not included in the recipe. And you need it :-)

Grab your ingredients...........okra, onion, celery, tomato, sliced peppers.....



Locally produced sausage....Fason brand produced in Quincy, Florida.



Cut it up, fry it and drain grease off...........



Take the sliced up veggies..........



Fry them up..........



Melt some butter and add veggies, fry up shrimp........



Slice okra and dust it in cornmeal so you can fry it up, getting crispy coating.



The fried okra makes a great topping.........



Old Brown Dog Ale went exceptionally well with this meal............

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Good simple food.

17 comments:

Joie de vivre said...

I've only made gumbo once, a duck gumbo from Emril. Yours looks soul warming.

Mary said...

This looks wonderful. Thanks for the tip about the tomatoes. Your photos are great and would make it easy for a kitchen novice to successfully make this recipe.

A Year on the Grill said...

Can you believe the number of recipes that do not include okra... Yours is a classic and perfect as is!

Pierce said...

Joie - Oh duck gumbo. that sounds amazingly delicious!

Thank you Mary - It was quite simple and worth the effort (it was actually little effort) and good chow.

Dave - I love okra and funny thing is, I didn't have it until I moved to the south!

Janel said...

You can't beat soup with sausage. We have some great local meat markets that make many excellent sausages.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Looks like some nice gumbo you got there!

Aieeee....
CCR
=:~)

Martha's Menagerie said...

Sounds perfect! Great for the last (hopefully) of the cold weather! :-)

Drick said...

this is so a different gumbo that I am use to eating - I make sausage & shrimp gumbo all the time, more in the nawlins tradition but not like this - love it - the fried okra on top is a wonderful spin

Kim said...

I love anything with smoked sausage, this looks excellent!

Pierce said...

Janel - Sausage, or bacon, makes a great addition or just about any stew or soup based meal. Buying locally is good too.

Thank you Cajun Chef Ryan!

Martha = Oh I totally, agree - let's hear it for the last of the cold!

Drick - The okra makes a nice crunchy topping...love it. You have some great shrimp recipes on your site.....I will be borrowing this summer.

Kim - Thank you :-)

Cathy said...

I make jambalaya all the time, but have only made gumbo once. Time to dust off that recipe after seeing yours - it looks great!

monicajane said...

hey Miss Tina...
Gumbo is one of my fave foods in the world though I've never used okra myself...and am not a big fan in general...I like to get over this sort of hang up if possible though!!

so you got me off my butt and I posted another Tina inspired recipe.
thanks.

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

What a deliciously fantastic gumbo u have here.....
and thanx a ton for being the inspiration behind my absolutely delish pine apple upside down cake...it was here i saw it first....

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I have yet to try gumbo.. i have to get over my fear of okra! I have only seen it on tv, but they keep using words like "slimy" and "mucous". One day!

Pierce said...

Cathy - let me know when you make it. Did you take the bike course yet? Curious....

Yea! MonicaJane! I will hop on over to your blog to check it out :-)

Vanilla - Thank you. That means alot!

Natashya, yeah ok, that's a fair cop! I never ate okra until I moved to the south and yes, it has potential to be slimy but if you use fresh okra, and fry with the cornmeal, it's great. No slime.

Joie de vivre said...

Thanks for visiting Tina. When I first clicked over from your profile, I accidentally clicked the Pierce family history project. I was so confused for a second! Have a great weekend!

Pierce said...

Hi Joie! You know, I stated the Pierce family history blog to shae a difficult genealogy the family had been researching...and this foodie one was born of it.

I haven't gotten that marmite yet but plna to try this weekend.

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