HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Yep, it's 2013!
Did you party hard? Did you sleep in the New Year?
Whatever you did, I hope it was safe, fun and full of wonderful memories.
For the new year I thought I'd try something a little different, for me different. Gumbo. That may not be different for you but for this North Carolina girl, gumbo is not something I've cooked or eaten. So here is my take on gumbo. Don't shoot if you're from Louisiana cause it is NOT 'traditional', okay.
1 1/2 cups cooked diced chicken
32 oz chicken stock
1 cup diced, carrots,
3 green onions, sliced
1 stick celery, finely diced
3 sweet red bell peppers, finely diced
1 cup okra
15 oz tomato sauce
16 oz diced tomatoes with juice
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp basil and thyme
1 tsp onion powder
2 garlic cloves minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flake
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp parsley flakes
1 tsp paprika
- First cook your chicken. Allow it to cool and dice. I used 3 boneless skinless chicken breast.
- Next saute the onion, carrots, celery, peppers and okra in a pan with 1 TBSP of olive oil.
- When done add all of these ingredients into a crock pot, set on high.
- Add remaining ingredients. Stir well and allow to cook for 2 hours.
- Serve over rice.