Georgia gumbo

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
\N 4 banana peppers -- diced
\N 2 cloves garlic -- finely

½ c peanut oil

½ c all-purpose flour

1 lg Vidalia onion -- chopped

1 lg bell pepper -- chopped

: minced

8 oz tomato sauce

10 oz tomatoes with green chilis : diced

1 c okra -- chopped

2 lb shrimp -- peeled

: salt

: pepper

: Cajun seasoning

3 c cooked rice

: red bell pepper -- sliced : chives -- sliced

To make a roux: heat oil in heavy pot or sauce pan. Sprinkle flour into oil stirring constantly. Cook over low heat for 40-45 minutes, stirring often. Cook until the mixture is the color of caramel and has a gravy like consistency. Add onion, bell pepper, banana peppers and garlic to the roux; cook 15 minutes. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and okra; cook additional 15 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for 10 minutes. Season to taste. Serve over hot rice. Garnish with red pepper slices and chives.

Recipe By : Farmers & Consumers Market Bulletin, Georgia Dept. of Agri.

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